Jonathan says contract awarded for ‘technology’ to fight oil theft

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday in Abuja, that the Federal Government will develop a new technology to combat the activities of oil thieves in Nigeria.

Mr. Jonathan made the promise while fielding questions at the second session of the 2015 Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG), ahead of the general elections.

Mr. Jonathan said the issue of oil theft was a serious challenge that must be dealt with, adding that the government was developing a technology to fight it to a standstill.

He noted that the private sector participation must be encouraged to make the oil sector truly profitable to the point of exporting petroleum products.

“The issue of stealing our common assets; we are developing a technology now, contract have been awarded and we must stop it.

“The issue of downstream is a combination of government and private sector; it has to do with refining, production of fertilizers, petrochemicals.

“The privatised companies of government especially the Eleme Petrochemicals is working very well.

“That is a big success story as the Eleme Petrochemicals was abandoned but now it is one of the biggest in the World.

“They are planning to expand and bring in fertiliser production into it,” the president said.

He said that the government planned to liberalise the downstream sector for more private sector participation in the exportation of petroleum products.

According to him, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the entire sector will have to be unbundled even without the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).



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  • progress

    Thats good of you Gej, however we are also going to use TECHNOLOGY to send you packing come 28th of march 2015. #CARDREADER.

    • sawston

      what happened to the contracts awarded to militants for stopping oil theft?

      • Mark Nsikan

        and opc

      • Olu Ade

        that is his backward technology that he is talking about.

      • Papashango77

        That one was the old Technology and it didn’t work so he is developing a new technology. May be this time it will be OIL READERS operated by Gani Adams of OPC.

  • Mark Nsikan

    the “FEDERAL GOVT” will “DEVELOP” a new “TECHNOLOGY” to fight “OIL THEFT”……when u are true laffing,plz tell me

  • Ananas_yolawa.

    Jonabomb you are lying. You lie like a Jew.
    Since when have we been hearing about these “new technology that will help in stopping oil theft”. Are you not among the people stealing our oil? You are the boss of those ex-militant. We know you and we will prosecute you all after 29 May, this year.

    • Onike24

      How can you say he lies like a Jew? How many Jews do you know? Please let us watch our utterances.

      • GEJisacolossalDISASTER

        They lied against Jesus Christ

  • Olu Ade

    You are right Mr. Goodbye Jonathan, you have awarded the pipeline technology contract to renowned Engineer Gani Adams of OPC…lying Goodbye Jonothing

    • bib

      Thank you. You said it all.but you forgot to mention the ones he gave to geniuses ‘Government’ and Atari and the gains the country enjoys from them.

  • emeka M

    lol,… FED.GOVT. will DEVE..gini… hia… this one don pass be careful. jonathan wan wash us well with technology.
    the same techonolgy we are about to use to vote, he is against it… every small thing he will say we are developing the techology.
    – we are developing the technology to block loop holes they use in looting.
    – we are developing technology to fight oil theft
    Jona be careful, common train, you gave us locomotives and your cabal had the stupidity to tell us that nigeria can not afford modernised trains and yet you have acquired and fly 11 latest jets…

  • SAM .A

    ‘Technology and Computers’ to fight thieves and corruption by a feable minded clueless person can never stop eitherof the crimes. the one caught by human beings , you didn’t do anything , talkess of computer and tech made by man .
    For your information , Ex gov. of Virginia state in USA ,Bob McDonnell and his wife were both sentenced to prison terms for peddling influence &taken some gifts. They didn’t rely on your computer &tech to do it .US is the home to your computers and majority of Techs.
    Sir stop decieving the people, go and declare your assets on computer first for people to see. The end of this movie is here .JUST 5 DAYS.

  • Man_Enough

    and they fear card reader like juju.

  • eddy

    This guy is insulting our collective intelligence… but Nigerians will show him that he is the foooooolish one.

  • real2x

    But u don’t want technology for election bcos u want to rig

  • New Nigerian

    Technology to stop himself? Does he still think we do not know that the 400,000 barrels per day oil diversion scheme is his personal-side-business? it is hilarious and sad at the same time….what a pity. Fellow Nigerians please vote out en masse for Buhari

  • Son Of Naija

    Technology only works when its controlled by honest individuals ! Technology to fight corruption and oil theft has been touted so much , you would think we are creating Robo-Cops! i’M having a big laugh thinking about it. There are a lot of case studies on curing corruption with technology and having amazing results, but in each and everyone of those studies, there must be the will to embrace the change and the will to ALWAYS do the right thing !

  • Uzoma John

    GEJ wants to deploy technology to fight oil theft but afraid to use technology to eliminate election rigging. Height of double standard. I have come to the conclusion that something is fundamentally wrong with Mr President. Odikwa egwu.

    • A Aminu

      Yes he is suffering from incompetence.

  • richkid

    Oga JONA your the best we ever had! Right now those thieves can no longer steal oil that’s why they have been ranting Coniving with usa etc. But GOD pass them. GEJ all the way

  • favourtalk

    Imagine! Someone who is afraid of card reader is talking about technology, you should pack well oga, people knows your trick, we are voting you out

  • kemi

    ride on Mr President you are getting it right

  • ubong ekanem

    thanks for your commitment towards fighting corruption, Mr President

  • Ukpono

    Technology has it’s ups and down, we are not sure of the efficiency of card readers yet.

  • Emeka215

    Nice development

  • pinky minaj

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a bloody civilian and a retired military general.

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man that was once elected by majority of Nigerians and another man that has always been rejected by majority of Nigerians.

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man that has never won an election in Nigeria and another man that has never lost an election in Nigeria

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man that has deepened democracy and another man that destroyed democracy over 30 years ago.

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man that became Head of State without the blessings of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and another man who became President only after he was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man that cancelled a railway project he did not initiate (even after the state that initiated it had paid a whopping $50m as counterpart fund), and another man that initiated, sponsored, and has actually built railway lines linking the north of Nigeria to the South of Nigeria and intends to do more.

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man who is so scared of criticism he forbids anyone to say anything not favourable to his government and threatens any who attempts to do so with jail without fair hearing, and another man who is so confident in democracy and confident of himself that, in view of his legion of enemies and their ownership of media houses, not only signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law, but has publicly averred that no Nigerian will go to jail for criticizing him.

    In 2015, Nigerians will be making a choice between a man that believes (by his actions and utterances) that becoming Nigeria’s president is his right, and another man that is grateful for the privilege to serve this great country as number one citizen.

  • Divine West

    This will make it easy to catch those thief.

  • Nelson David

    That’s were we are making a lot money from and people are stealing from Nigeria too much. If this work, Nigerian will benefit well from this. Well done Mr. President.

  • Bassey

    GEJ till 2019.

  • Jones

    Militants are GEJ’S technology. A president who is ashamed to mention the type of technology. Tufia

  • nwaeke

    GEJ is the best take it or leave it.

  • chinwe davis

    More power to your elbow, carry on.

  • i commend the president on this, many measures are put in place to tackle

  • Nice one presido, all these theft issues needs to check mated.

  • kingsley obi

    Our President has done so well in sanitizing the system.

  • sofia williams

    It has really helped in the civil service.

  • felicia jones

    Well said Mr President, you are a blessing to us.

  • PAA

    Hi brothers and sisters, we should avoid focusing on the persons of Jonathan and Buhari in this election, lest we miss the point. The referendum should be on, ‘the way we do things as a people’. Enough said, and quite obviously too we all know that identifying a worthy leader among the entire population of Nigeria is like hoping to retrieve a grain of garri from a full tipper of sand. Therefore my suggestion is, to streamline our options and imbibe the most feasible philosophy based on our very rich but checkered history. Work with the ‘known’ controllable facts rather than keep fumbling around for answers as to who is a saint between Jonathan and Buhari; PDP, P…D…P ! Hasn’t it dawned on Niigerians that this Party is long overdue for ‘turn-around’ Maintenance? And we cannot do so by having it still ‘operational’. We need to put it out of service for it to be cleaned up. P..D..P, is not only a hiding place for thieves, thugs and despots, it is a breeding place for them…Alemieyeseigha, Gbinedion, Ibori etc, etc. and even the ‘monster of Otah, himself. Then, today ‘the wolf in ship-skin’ Jonah. who by unscrupulously, stone-heartedly set on fire a simple gentlemanly agreement between him and his friends, and Party may very well be toying with a national crisis. Is this what we want to carry forward through another four years. He is so confident that you won’t mind helping him create a dynasty in Aso Rock and around the nation. He says running his own personally prescribed second term is his birthright. Over to you, Nigerians; the ball is in your court, but for now read this, an extract from wickipedia ….The president is indirectly elected by the people through the Electoral College to a four-year term, and is one of only two nationally elected federal officers, the other being the Vice President of the United States.[16] TheTwenty-second Amendment, adopted in 1951, prohibits anyone from ever being elected to the presidency for a third full term. It also prohibits a person from being elected to the presidency more than once if that person previously had served as president, or acting president, for more than two years of another person’s term as president. In all, 43 individuals have served 44 presidencies (Cleveland’s two non-consecutive terms each counted) spanning 56 full four-year terms.[17] On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th and current president. On November 6, 2012, he was re-elected and is currently serving the 57th term, which ends on January 20, 2017.