• December 6, 2021

Trouble looms as Ogbaru oil producing communities threatens to shutdown oil wells!

From Our Reporter

The people of oil producing communities in Ogbaru local government of Anambra state have threaten to take their destiny in their hands, they said they have resolve to do so if it is what it takes to get their due dividends from oil companies operating in their locality.

According to some of the residents of Ogwuipele and Oguaniocha communities where sterling global oil resource limited is currently carrying out massive laying of pipeline and prospective oil exploration the situation in their community is devastating.
Critical check on their environment tells of a neglected people and obvious need for quick intervention by the oil company to savage the situation before it gets out of hands cannot be overemphasized The angered youths led by the chief consultant of HOSTCOM Anambra state chapter chief Obizoba Chiemelu, in a rowdy demonstration said there is no going back from their decision to seek and claim their rights. They call on the said oil company and other oil multinational companies dealing in the state to consider the well being of their host communities and avail them their due benefits.

They called for environmental assessment and  signing of a workable memorandum of understanding between the host communities and the Oil companies in best interest of their business.
While lamenting that certain highly placed Nigerians are feeding fat on them, the group alleged that former minister of aviation Mrs Kema Chikwe and the former president Olusegun Obasanjo as persons responsible for their woes, they demand that the duo in their capacity as key stakeholders in sterling global to call the handlers of the oil company to order and ensure they do what is right before things gets out of hand.

Recall that sterling global had since 2016 commence oil exploration in Ogupele community with nothing to show as dividends of oil proceeds. the stipulated 13% percent oil derivation for oil producing communities has never come them, no MOU signed no environmental assessment made, they condemn the actions in it totality vow to fight tooth and nail to change the narrative.
Effort made to contact authorities of the oil company to get their views on the development prove abortive as none of their representative number could be reached.

Further steps were also taken to contact the former minister of aviation Mrs Kema Chikwe to bare her mind but she was said to be out of the country.
Speaking earlier in an interview with journalists at his office in Awka the state capital the chief consultant of HOSTCOM Chief Obizoba Chiemelu described the action of all oil multinational companies operating in the state as evil and inhuman, he maintained that making money at the detriment of the lives of others without any form of compensation is the highest level wickedness and the oil producing communities under his watch will no longer tolerate the injustice meted on the people.
According to reliable source, ‘The oil landlords under the leadership of Obizoba and youths vowed to discontinue the ‘wickedness’ of the oil companies operating in the state soon.’

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