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Nigeria Is The Highest Crude Oil Theft Country In The World: Report

Adefolase Teckson Joshua

The Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) has ranked Nigeria as the highest ever reported crude oil theft country in the world, with the country recording approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude theft.

According to a report by the NNRC, an aftermath of a survey on oil theft in the world, also said that Mexico came second with approximately 5,000 to 10,000 bpd loss to oil theft.

A researcher, Niyi Awodeyin, who spoke with media professionals and members of the civil society organisations on reducing oil theft, in Lagos said the report showed that Nigeria’s loses around 10 per cent of its annual budget to crude oil theft.

He noted also that it was complex to determine the scale of oil theft but that on average, Nigeria loses N1 trillion annually to oil theft.

According to his research, the country was losing on a daily basis more than the volume of crude oil some countries produce daily, stating that 75 per cent of stolen crude was taken out of Nigeria.

He also revealed that there has been a steady rise in the past decade of crude oil theft between 2011 and 2014 estimates of lost revenue ranges from $7 billion to 12 billion annually.

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  1. Muibat Agbeke

    Hnmmm Nigeria is now rate the higher country in theft of crude oil and we are happy. What makes our leader proud of been Nigerians? It is because they are criminal or what? I know one day God will answer our prayer by putting a person that will rule Nigeria better


    This is too bad, this behaviour is blackmail NIGERIA as a country among the world and the people have gone beyond the government expectations and also no security in our oil producing state.People having their local refinery.


    This is not new to my hearing, there is a saying that “the amount of resources you have does not matters but how you make use of it” This is the main problem affecting Nigeria


    This is bad situation for this country.number in the world in theft.may Almighty God help our leaders and our country

  5. It’s true that we are thief in our country, because the leaders we get, they are the one control the people that are stilling the crude oil.

  6. Franca Emeruom

    Honesty your report is not surprising to me, because the way and manner oil bunkers are vandalising the pipe line of our crude is nothing to write home about.

  7. Adesida Adeyemi

    This so bad and not palatable to human earing that in a country that is so blessed with a lot of human resources we are ranked as number 1 theft country in the world

  8. I love to hear that information is very good thanks for the information is good and the update again thanks

  9. Chain! See Nigeria people rank in oil theft. This is too bad also melancholy. Nigeria Government provide job opportunities for people and Nigeria youth to reduce criminality and it’s act from our youth.God save us all in this country.

  10. How is Nigeria the highest crude oil theft in the whole wide world, this issue must be settled very quickly and with care

  11. May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    Nigera is a country blessed with the appropriate resources that can satisfy the whole of Nigeria as a whole

  12. Josephat Uchechukwu

    Too bad to have such a criminal record as as number one in the whole world. One can attribute to this as hunger and poor living that are the most cause of this.

  13. Musa Abiodun

    Comment:Well I’m not surprise at all if Nigeria is rated highest crude oil theft because Nigeria is so poor economically with the level of oil we have so it is true that people in power are truly stealing Nigeria oil

  14. Ethel Clara

    No 1 ranked in crude oil theft?… Well, I am not surprised at this… It is obvious that we have turned into thieves in our own land. Imagine a country (Nigeria) blessed with natural resources! May God help us, especially our leaders.


  16. Muyiwa Olalekan

    We can never take the last position in something bad we must take the first position. Let them be using us as a case study

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