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When Technology Meets Energy: Drones To Help Nigeria Fight Oil Theft

Not everytime Nigerian Navy, sometimes apply Tech.
According to NNPC, Nigeria will start using the drone technology to fight against oil theft, these drones will be used to monitor the movement of ships in key coastal areas.
The news was confirmed by the new NNPC boss, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu at the conference on security in the Gulf of Guinea ( By the way, this man just won my heart for this).

Drones to help Nigeria fight oil theft. Image Source: Wikipedia

Drones to help Nigeria fight oil theft. Image Source: Wikipedia


According to him:

We are launching an armada of approaches which will include incorporation of drones to check movements of vessels within our territorial waters,” said Kachikwu in a statement. “We are looking at the current logistical nightmares of changing staffing at the loading bay of crude oil export terminals virtually every 90 days.”

Honestly, I couldn’t be happier with the news, I think it is high time Nigeria embraces technology in combatting problems. What do you think?

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4 comments on “When Technology Meets Energy: Drones To Help Nigeria Fight Oil Theft

  1. Benjibabs says:

    Finally, someone is thinking. 🙂 In fact, the Nigeria police and Army should have departments that can put drones in the air for at least monitoring if not to launch offensive . For the fact that folks know that they could be trailed or have their pic snapped by those tiny devices , crime rate will drop sharply.

  2. chukwudi says:

    Misstechy until I see it before I can believe it

  3. felix says:

    Its a realy Nice idea but here i Nigeria, i really don’t think it would work.. Our system too bad”

  4. Giovanni says:

    Lol. I wouldn’t be surprised if they report some “stolen” drones on duty… Although this is a welcome improvement, I don’t believe Nigeria has the right infrastructure ready…PS: I guess the drones are only for surveillance…. Anyway, great development…

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