Reps want phone lines released to help in reporting Pipeline vandalism
By TVC News Nigeria
21 July 2019 | 7:39 am
Members of the House of Representatives are calling for dedicated phone lines for reporting Pipeline Vandalism in the country. They made the call while debating on the incessant attacks on pipelines which often result in an explosion.
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