The New Telegraph Newspaper has honoured Tantita Security Services Limited (TSSL) owned by High Chief (Dr.) Government Ekpemupolo with the best private security outfit award in Nigeria.

Tantita, an indigenous security service company has been ensuring that the Nigeria waterways are safe and the menace of crude oil, brought to its knees.

During the award ceremony which was held on Friday, 2nd February, in Lagos, Mrs. Juliet Bunah, Editor, New Telegraph Newspaper, commended the security outfit and revealed how they picked Tantita for the award over four other nominees.
In her words, “Before our board and panel of judges decided that we will give the award to Tantita, we have looked at what the security company is doing in the Niger Delta.

“We know the problem; we heard them, oil theft and everything.

“It was not just Tantita Security Services that we picked; we had four nominations for Security Company of the Year. But after looking at what Tantita Security Services has been doing, our board of editors and the panel of judges decided that Tantita merited the award.”

“Awarding Tantita as the security company of the year means that it came first for us among other security companies in Nigeria,” she stated.

Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, media consultant to Tantita Security Services Limited while receiving the award expressed appreciation to the newspaper for the award adding that it was a call to get the security company not to rest on their efforts, to ensure that Nigeria produces 2 million barrels of crude oil per day.

“I must say that New Telegraph Newspaper did not make a mistake in selecting Tantita Security Services as the best security company of the year because when this company was contracted to provide surveillance for our critical national assets in the Niger Delta Region as regards crude oil, the company hit the ground immediately and results were seen,” Dr. Bebemimibo said

Dr. Bebemimibo further expressed, “From August 2022, Tantita Security Company has made so many revolutions in our oil sector that hitherto were not known. Particularly, tapping of major pipelines by miscreants, refract in our country and siphon petroleum products from those pipelines. Tantita went after them and exposed them.

“In the first quarter of our job, we discovered over 400 tap points of major pipelines in Nigeria, the award is well received, and we’re proud to be recognised as the best security company of the year.

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“Reward for hard work is more work, so Tantita has promised to do more this year. Our goal is to make sure that Nigeria produces 2 million barrels of crude oil per day in the country.

“Certainly, Tantita is providing a support job, so it’s our call to our governors in the Niger Delta region, major oil industry players, and the military to put more synergy with Tantita Security Company to achieve the goal that is set out to achieve.”

On his part, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, also commended Tantita Services for a job well done.

According to him, the security of oil installations had given rise to oil production in recent times due to the unrelenting efforts of Tantita Security Services.

He said, “Tantita Security was given an award, I also think it is a public acknowledgment of the things they’re doing, we celebrate them and encourage them to do more.

“We’re at a challenging period in the life of our nation, the challenge of at all fronts, challenges in the area of insecurity, the economy and even social cognition, and so, we need all hands on deck, we need everybody to think outside the box and bring whatever value they can bring to the table, in that way, we will prosper as a nation, we will be stronger, and will be more united.

“For Tantita, I have not had the opportunity to assess the situation properly, but I know that they are adding a lot of value, so I congratulate them. They’re adding value.

“You can see the oil production has gone up, theft has reduced, and indeed, that’s what we need as a country.”

Dr. Peterside assured that Tantita’s good work could never be unnoticed.