We got new pipelines protection contract two weeks ago – OPC leader

A leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Frederick Faseun, has said that the multi-million naira contract to secure oil pipelines in the South West region was awarded to the group two weeks ago.

Speaking during an interview with Vanguard newspaper, Mr. Faseun insisted that it was the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and not President Goodluck Jonathan who awarded the contract.

“That contract is supposed to have been awarded three to four years ago,” Mr. Faseun said. “And as I’m talking to you now, there are over 3,000 youths along the pipeline.

“And for the first time, today is the third day they have worked there, there have been no sign of vandalisation since they started work as was in the past when NNPC was losing N7 billion every month to vandalisation.

“We applied to be given that contract in October 26, 2010, and politicians were making campaigns of calamity against it and I kept my cool. But NNPC must have realised that it is now becoming unbearable losing N7 billion every month.”

Mr. Faseun, a staunch supporter of President Jonathan, described claims that the president used the contract to buy his support as “a very ugly rumour”.

“The story came from politicians who don’t want anything good for the youth of this country,” said Mr. Faseun, who is also the National Leader of Unity Party of Nigeria.

“I am not going to work on the pipelines, it is the youths who are there; 3,000 of them are there already some days ago and they must have increased in number now.

“Mind you, that number leaves a dent on unemployment statistics. It causes a ripple effect on the citizenry because each of those working on the pipeline has family to take care of.

“I champion the cause of Nigerian youths and I am tired of seeing hungry people, I am tired of seeing unemployed graduates, I thank NNPC for granting the contract not to Dr. Faseun as a person but to the Nigerian youth as a group.”

Mr. Faseun’s claims, however, differed from that of Gani Adams, another leader of the OPC, who singled out President Jonathan for his gratitude for awarding them the contract.

“What I know is that President Goodluck Jonathan gave us a contract to protect pipeline and in that pipeline contract, the analysis is that Nigeria is losing N1.3 trillion naira every year to vandals,” Mr. Adams said during a press conference last Tuesday.

“And when you see how much they will pay us for a year, in six zones – we have three zones in the south west, three in south south. I have only one in south west; Dr. Faseun has one and another guy in Ondo has one.

“The entire money NNPC will spend for us to protect the pipeline is not up to N4 billion for the six zones.”


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  • Jones

    Please vote wisely. Vote “All Peoples Choice” on Saturday. Do away with division, insincerity in government, corruption, bad international reputation, austerity, oil theft, bribery, unemployment, and ethnic division. Use your PVC and follow the democracy of mission and vision for yourself, children and generations. Our hard earned democracy was not made through bribing traditional rulers or ethnic militias. Declare your freedom and independence.
    Time has come for Nigeria to reward the Public Disaster Party by voting them out of federal power. They have neglected the unemployed, the poor, the non militants, and the sick for 16 years. We have 1 day to neglect them on Saturday with our votes. Stop the Propaganda Distribution Party by rejecting saTAN and all his empty promises. The devils mission is to Pamper, Destroy and Pull down your future. They Promise, Deny, and Pollute the country with incompetence and mediocrity in leadership. Vote wisely. God bless you.

  • Holy Saint

    Some people collected dollars while others got “security contract”, but we got our PVC’s which will use on Saturday to show them that ours is by far superior and we will use it to flush them out.

    • progress

      Good point!

  • King Carlos

    This man is selfish, he cant advise jonathan to employ those jobless youths in one of our security agencies Police or civil defense. Fasheun is speaking because he is getting some free money.

    • Otile

      Don’t say that those Northern youths begging arms on the streets are jobless. They are making a good living with the skills they got, they are not complaining. Don’t cry more than the bereaved.

      • Funso

        OMO ALE

        • Otile

          Omọ àlè which means bastard in Yoruba must be a very important factor in Yoruba life. There is no day some Yorubas don’t repeat the phrase over and over again. In a heated issue or in responding to people they hate the phrase ọmọ àlè is liberally littered over the comments. One can easily count 370 instances of ọmọ àlè Yoruba haters pour on those they hate in a very heated article.

          When they are bereft of what to say they still throw in ọmọ àlè. In most cases that is their only response to a comment.

          • Funso

            Omo ale, otile ole.

  • progress

    They got there contract, We have our PVC let’s come together and show them that power belongs to the people as guaranteed by God. Vote Buhari!

    • Philip Musa

      “They got their contract” and 3000 plus youths with PVCs as well. Now that’s mesmerizing!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        “3000 Youths” who are being given fish to eat today, instead of being taught to fish.

        Now, I must confess that I am mesmerised by the thought processes of those who fail to see beyond the obvious!

        Maybe, some day in the future, anthropologists may have a rich seam of Nigerians to explore for their irrationality.

        • MIKE

          Mind you, not everyone will be a manufacturer or producers,……We must have workers……Masters and servants……….So, whats your rationale?

          Why do we have Royals and subjects? Can we all be equal?

          Mind yourself oooooo…..my honourable-in-waiting.

          Sir-Mmj

  • Olu Ade

    Is this the same Dr. Faseun who used to champion Yoruba Agenda? See how money can turn a man crazy! He feels okay using youths as guards when he and his other militants were the actual pipeline vandals who created this problem in the first place to make a point for their contract…God punish you Faseun…2 more days to put a stop to this rubbish.

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    Big disappointment. I used to think this man has some integrity. At this age you agree to sell the birthrights of your children and grandchildren? You are free to executive your contract, please tell your boys to give us the freedom to use our own PVC too.

  • burning spear

    APC clearly does not believe in democracy or in the democratic process. It is the party of threats and blackmail. It is the party of Muhammadu Buhari; who says the dogs and the baboon will be soaked in blood if the 2015 election is rigged. It is the party of Bola Tinubu, who declared that in Ekiti it will be “rig and roast.” It is the party of Murtala Nyako, who says there will be civil war if Goodluck Jonathan runs for president in the next election.

    Before every election, APC goes to town shouting itself hoarse that the election will be rigged. It brings out all sorts of fictitious documents showing “beyond reasonable doubt” that the PDP, in collusion with the INEC, has perfected outrageous plans to rig the election. Then when it loses, it says “We told you so” and decides to contest the results frivolously in court. Apparently, the only election that is not rigged in Nigeria today is the one that APC wins. At least, we are yet to hear APC say it is going to court to contest the Osun results.

  • burning spear

    So let the south west learn to say thank u to the SS for once cause we also have ijaws in their zone-

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    • Akin

      let the thugs-Gani Adams and Frederick Fasehun who you bribed thank you. You bribed two thugs in Yorubaland, how does that amount to South West?

      • burning spear

        U HAVE NO BRAIN—NIGERIA HAS BEEN DEPENDING ON THE OIL REVENUE FROM THE SS SINCE 1957———-WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT–ITS THE FULANIS WHO OWN THE OIL WELLS IN THE NIGER DELTA————TINUBU HAS OIL BLOCKS————-NOT A SINGLE IJAW MAN HAS BEEN GIFTED WITH OIL BLOCKS-SINCE 1957-OBJ OWNS THEM .—-ATI IBB AND ABDULAM—–IF AN IDEA IS INITIATED TO OCCUPY RESTIVER YOUTHS IN THE DOWN STREAM SECTOR-IN THE NIGER DELTA WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT————EVERY EMIR IN THE FULANI NORTH OWNES AN OIL BLOCK–NOT ONE TRADITIONAL RULER HAS AN OIL BLOCK TO HIS NAME—–THEY ARE YORUBAS NOT IJAWS—————–OBASNAJO DID NOT GIVE ONE CONTRACT TO AN IAJJAW MAN FOR THE 8 YRS HE WASTED IN GOVERNMENT—————-WE NOW FAVOR YORUBAS WITH JOBS AND U CALL IT BRIBE–IF OFFERING JOBS TO 35–000 YOUTHS IS BRIBERY—THEN I DOFF MY HAT FOR SUCH A MOVE————ANIMAL

  • Dozie Nzewi

    Touts guarding Nigeria’s pipeline, Nigeria dey craze. Why alaye no guard your palour.

  • Otile

    On Saturday where on earth can one find an APC candidate with a genuine certificate to vote for? The vote is a terrible thing to waste.

    • Funso

      omo ale.

      • Otile

        Omọ àlè which means bastard in Yoruba must be a very important factor in Yoruba life. There is no day some Yorubas don’t repeat the phrase over and over again. In a heated issue or in responding to people they hate the phrase ọmọ àlè is liberally littered over the comments. One can easily count 370 instances of ọmọ àlè Yoruba haters pour on those they hate in a very heated article.

        When they are bereft of what to say they still throw in ọmọ àlè. In most cases that is their only response to a comment. Omọ àlè must be a sine qua non for endingNaija now calling himself Funso.

        • Funso

          Otile ole , omo ale.

          • The Conscience

            Confirmed! He’s surely one

        • Tunsj

          Omo ale ni e.

  • Babawale Akinola

    Frederick Fasehun, presumably you are a medical doctor-right? I ask because being a medical doctor means you are educated in the formal sense. Based on this I ask a simple question: where in 21st century modern democracy with a modern state that runs (even in Africa with lower standards) do you find thugs -guarding a country’s resources? Show me the modern state that contracts out its own internal security to private persons? Fasehun, can you answer these questions? You money you and your OPC colleague-Gani Adams- collected from President Jonathan is a payment and bribe for you to act as the fifth columnist (spy and destroyer) for Goodluck Jonathan’s election in Yorubaland. You are a disgrace, a traitor, and a highly perfidious person.

    • Festuso

      Well spoken….May the Lord Bless you! Jonathan is cleverly training the miscreants and goons who will be used to fight his war of attrition against his political opponents in future. When he no longer has use for them, the contracts will be terminated and the goons will turn into another Haram group tomorrow…killing and maiming whoever they can lay their hands on. That was how Boko Haram started in Borno State with Governor Modu Sheriff stoking the fire. Heavens forbid that Jonathan should get another four tears to pillage Nigeria!

  • Akanji92

    Dr. Fasehun is OPC better than the NSDC or Police in ensuring the safety of the pipelines. Whom are you deceiving? NNPC not GEJ gave you the contract, abi? Why after GEJ relocated to Lagos? You confessed in Lagos that you were part of those who scuttled the February election. Babaita (Area) of the thugs, you are just after your stomach.

  • Saydo Shan

    Hmmm. We have become Amala and Gbegiri Republic.

  • teepaul1947

    Faseun, your pipeline protection contract is a facade. Soon when Nigeria returns to the path of restoration this bribe contract given to you will be quashed

  • S. Ribiero

    What type of country awards a contract to terrorists who should be in jail? These same terrorists are the ones destroying the oil pipelines. The government rewards them by awarding them contracts to protect same pipelines. Nigeria is indeed a failed state.

  • Yusuf

    is there any difference between Jonathan, PDP and NNPC

  • Festuso

    Jonathan is cleverly training the miscreants and goons who will be used to fight his war of attrition against his political opponents in future. When he no longer has use for them, the contracts will be terminated and the goons will turn into another Haram group tomorrow…killing and maiming whoever they can lay their hands on. That was how Boko Haram started in Borno State with Governor Modu Sheriff stoking the fire. Heavens forbid that Jonathan should get another four tears to pillage Nigeria!

    • Omo Odua

      So what OBJ said was true?

    • share Idea

      Nigeria usual way of comparing apples to oranges. Please can you tell us which contract Boko Haram members were given earlier before they became fanatical. Fasheun, has stated that the process for this contract has been on for more than 4 years, yet people are still complaining. How do you want the government to tackle the problem of pipeline vandalism in the midst of high unemployment.

      If this people are given this contract and we still witness massive pipeline vandalism, we can question the contract. To me two things are being tackled by this contract – 1, some Nigerians will be given means of livelihood and 2, more petroleum products can be transported to various destination through pipeline at a cost effective way. This will most likely boost the power supply as more gas will be distributed to commissioned gas power plants.

      • Festuso

        The answer to your comments lies in an earlier post by one Mr Babawale Akinola.. .here it is:

        Frederick Fasehun, presumably you are a medical doctor-right? I ask because being a medical doctor means you are educated in the formal sense. Based on this I ask a simple question: where in 21st century modern democracy with a modern state that runs (even in Africa with lower standards) do you find thugs -guarding a country’s resources? Show me the modern state that contracts out its own internal security to private persons? Fasehun, can you answer these questions? You money you and your OPC colleague-Gani Adams- collected from President Jonathan is a payment and bribe for you to act as the fifth columnist (spy and destroyer) for Goodluck Jonathan’s election in Yorubaland. You are a disgrace, a traitor, and a highly perfidious person.

  • agbobu

    THE HEIGHT OF IMPUNITY AND I HOPE GOODLUCK JONATHAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS COOKING?

  • Tunsj

    A traitor and a sellout.

  • Moe

    This contract and all such frivolous contracts to protect the pipelines must be scrapped.
    This individuals have no authority to even question a questionable character they find on their patrols let alone arrest and detain such individuals.
    Anything they do in order to protect the pipelines is illegal and a crime in itself. They have no more arrest power than the average citizen and can not expect to be paid for something that is part of their civic duties and responsibilities as a citizens.
    You can not just take 3000 people off the streets and give them law enforcement jobs. There is a process and it must be adhered to strictly, else we are just creating unlicensed private security forces,,,and this is a slippery slope as only God knows where it would lead.

  • Ukpaka

    Igbos are mumu for supporting this GEJ. GEJ gives billions to ex-militants and then OPC for favour. Igbo get nothing and they are the first to sing about Ebele Johnathan. Boy boy forever. I am Igbo and I know my people are mumus. Suffering and smiling. When okada drivers charges you 1000 naira to transport you across head bridge…don’t cry.

    • Action Group

      Sorry,Igbos are not Mumu at all,they have gotten and are still getting their fair share in GEJ’s government through juicy federal appointments from the Secretary to Federal Government to many others they never expected even far above what the South-South people got from him.So they are no Mumus,GEJ knows the actual Mumus and they shall tell him they are not come 28 March,2015.

    • Papashango77

      Not all Igbos are mumu like you claim. The tide has changed and the people of south east are wiser now. Those who are singing Jonathans praise are the old useless so called elders that has sold their birthright by endorsing GEJ through the so called OHANEZE. The likes of Iwuanyanwu, Achike undenwa, Arthur Nzeribe, Chukwuemeka Ezeife and others. The masses are wiser now, though i know GEJ will garner votes in the south east but it wouldn’t be like 2011. GEJ killed the southeast with no tangible federal presence. Even the southsouth are suffering the same thing today because of dumbo. He did practically nothing for his region.

      • jamajake

        i agreed with you and I think mr Ukpaka was angry the way things are going in South East .i can tell you that 70%of young men and women from that region will vote for change

  • Action Group

    This man is senile and suffering from psychotic neurosis,Can NNPC award him a contract without the recommendations of Mr.President?Why is the contract coming barely three weeks to re- election campaign of Mr.President?How many of Dr.Faseun’s children are guiding pipelines?Certainly,this man and Adams are enemies of progress,this is not the kind of jobs we want for young educated Yoruba youths except the thugs and school drop outs.It is obvious that what Yorubas call “Atenuje”(greed) is worrying the two OPC leaders and they will soon fall out because of it.

  • The Conscience

    Why all three of you are from Ondo state?

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    Is it ALL about money?

  • Those selling their birthright for a scoop of porridge. Continuu(in Patience Jonathan voice). We no longer have shame in this country. By the time GEJ destroys this country, all of you will not be spared.

  • Layo

    You will not live to spend this money, the wrath of God will be on these old people messing up this country. Jonadaft just woke up from his slumber, awarding pipe line contract 2 weeks to election, pipeline contract to miscreant and thugs, it is a shame.

  • Haykay

    I can’t imagine hearing this from this elder statesman.
    If Nigeria is paying extra money to a militia group to ‘watch’ our pipelines.
    I wonder why we have the instituted bodies we had earlier.
    God bless our Nation.

    • Grace

      This one no be elder statesman o, Na elder stateschop.

  • favourtalk

    What a shame, so it because if the money, nigerians are wise, we will vote you out with the money you took. Change is here

  • djay

    Your contract will be terminated moment Buhari’s sworn in.

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  • Rommel

    Jonathan has bribed anybody that can be bribed,what type of human being is this?

  • Matthew Oye

    See what we are getting from the outgoing president. Sharing and sharing everything. He want to share everymoney available before he is booted out with our votes. Adams was to learn capentary, but he abandoned capentary to set up opc with the other old man. why is our nation like this? can you hear this type of things in other developing countries? this is what you get when you have so many illiterates roaming the street.the boys are protecting the pipelines while their leaders are enjoying with the money. Anyway, nothing to worry about, all this will soon be over in few days or weeks when this incompetent, clueless, directionless government of president Jonathan will be voted out and Buhari/Osibanjo takes over. Nigeria will be great again. Our nation will be properly run and our pipelines will be protected by those who are trained to do it and not ragtags miscreants who now have a hideouts to be trained as thieves and return to town to terrorize innocent citizens

  • SAM .A

    The contract awarded to hungry Fasheun by a clueless and corrupt man as vote buying tactics will be taking away by a pragmatic , incorrigible & man of integrity. Overwhelming discipline will make pipeline destroyer to stop. The contract will be terminated in 4months of good governance and this youths will be retrained in a self sustaining jobs.