The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recanted its earlier ban of 113 vessels from lifting crude oil from all its terminals in Nigeria. Ohi Alegbe, group general manager, public affairs, announced the new decision, spurred by the receipt of ‘Letters of Comfort’ from all terminal operators, oil companies and off-takers in Nigerian Oil and Gas sector. Alegbe said the federal government has approved the setting up of an Inter-Agency Committee to investigate the vessels. The investigators are the Department of State Services, (DSS), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Nigerian Navy, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the NNPC. “The Inter-Agency Committee will appraise the culpability or otherwise of each of the vessels in the time past and advise appropriately,’’ the NNPC stated.