How we intend to end bunkering, looting of national assets, by Noble Minds


  A non political group, Noble Minds Initiative for the Discouragement of Vandalisation of Public Equipment, has condemned the spate of vandalisation of government properties across the country.

 The organisation said efforts should be put in place by individuals, corporate and non-governmental organisations across the country to ensure that the issue of vandalisation of public equipment comes to an end.

 Chairman of the group, Comrade Ikechukwu Chukwu, at a press conference, Tuesday in Abuja, said for Nigeria to attain the desired development, vandalisation of government properties should stop henceforth.  

 He disclosed that Noble Minds Initiative will be involved in the advocacy of refiners and miners of minerals, oil and gas, which will boost the economy of the country.

 Comrade Chukwu asserted that the need to eliminate looting and vandalism, bunkering, exploitation, hoarding, dubious middlemen, sharp business practices, artificial scarcity and adulteration of fuel products in the chain of distribution, while offering efficient effective services, cannot be over-emphasised.

The chairman of the organisation also disclosed that a commissioner will be appointed to represent in every state of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja for seamless conduct of the affairs of the group.

 Chukwu announced that all the 37 commissioners that will carry out the activities of the organisation will be inaugurated on 11th June, 2024 at NICON Luxury, Abuja.   

He assured that the organisation, when operational, fully will protect and encourage youths in the country to engage in minerals mining, oil and gas business in all the states and local government areas in the country.

“The organisation will assist and support non-profit organisations to utilize their goals by transforming the social sector landscape in Nigeria through the use of practical trainings and capacity building.

 “We will also recommend to the members towards building more minerals mining sites, to build modular refineries, filling stations, gas plants, renewable/alternative energy products and consumer shops to meet the increasing demand of goods/services and to stabilize price fluctuations.”

 Secretary of the organisation, Engr. Innocent Ogu, expressed displeasure over the incessant artificial scarcity of petroleum products in the country, saying their organisation will ensure continuous availability, easy access and supply of unadulterated kerosene, cooking gas and fuel.

 Ogu, while answering questions on the source of their income, explained that free will donations, levy from members and grants from international organisations would be the major source of their funding.