THE seven companies employed by the immediate past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan to secure pipelines in many parts of the country have resorted to instigating a legal action against the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC) and the Federal Government
The companies are owned by Chief Gani Adams, Dr Fredrick Fasheun, Asari Dokubo, High Chief Bibo Pere Ajube, Chief Joshua Machiever and High Chief Omo.

The companies have therefore given the NNPC an ultimatum till the end of August to pay them for securing the pipelines for three months or be ready for a legal tussle.
The companies, in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari said “Rising from a meeting, held on Friday, August 14, 2015, at Signature Building, Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island, Lagos, we, the NNPC Pipeline Security and Surveillance service providers, have unanimously resolved to write the management of the NNPC on the need to settle its indebtedness to the contractors.
“We would like to use this opportunity to set the records straight for the good of the public.
“It should be known that the contractors had valid and duly signed contract agreements with the management of the NNPC to protect the pipelines for a period of three months. Until now, the public perception of the NNPC Pipeline Security and Surveillance job was that former President Goodluck Jonathan gave the job to the contractors on the platter of politics, but nothing can be farther from the truth than this.
“For the purpose of clarity, it should be noted that the contract was signed between the contractors and the management of the NNPC, an agency of government, as a way of finding lasting solutions to the incessant problem of pipeline vandalism across the country.”
The group also noted that, “Against the widely held belief that the contract was terminated by the Federal Government, it should be noted that the contract indeed ran its course, which was a period of three months, starting from March 15, 2015 and ended June 15, 2015.


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