Oil theft: NUJ confers meritorious internal security award on Tompolo

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has conferred Internal Security Meritorious Award on the chairman of Tantita Security Services Limited (TSSL), High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo.

NUJ national president, Chief Chris Isiguzo, said the award was in recognition of the sterling contribution of Tompolo and his firm, TSSL, to the critical campaign against crude oil theft in the country.

 Recently, TSSL working alongside the Navy, the Police, the NSCDC, and others has, intensified the campaign against the theft of the nation’s oil resources arresting and ensuring the forfeiture of vessels used in the committing the crime.

Isiguzo led the national leadership of the NUJ to confer the award on Tompolo in Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta state on Saturday.

He stated that the country would have been in some trouble without the patriotic efforts of Tompolo.

Isiguzo said this was the first time the NUJ in its history would be conveying the Internal Security Meritorious Award of the union on anybody.

The NUJ leader stated further that the Internal Security Meritorious was the only ward approved during its National Security Conference in Abuja and it was given to Tompolo.

He said: “Somebody has risen to the occasion and gathered an array of young men who have taken it upon themselves to help this country continue to survive as a peaceful nation, united and continue to fend for its people. 

“And that is the man that has, to a very large extent, substantially  helped us address the issue of crude oil theft.”