The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Nigerian government to halt production of oil from its state-owned oil company.
The council also asked Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to take action against any company that produces or exports oil illegally.
The council’s action comes after Buharis administration in July said it would close a refinery owned by Niger Delta Resources Inc. and stop the oil from reaching Europe.
The United States has repeatedly called for Nigeria to halt its production of crude oil.
In April, President Trump announced he would seek the approval of the United Nations Security Council to force the government to end its oil production.
He has called for a moratorium on new oil projects until the government is given adequate time to comply with the council’s resolution.