THE Ijaw Peoples Congress, IPC, has commended Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited, NAOC, for successfully completing phase one of its exploratory Grangbene Deep “A” Project in Oyangbene community in Burutu council of Delta State.
A statement by IPC’s President, Mr. Ekanpou Enewa-ridideke, said: “While the project lasted, NAOC religiou-sly followed all the terms of the Memorandum of Understan-ding, MoU, entered into with Oyangbene community.
“There was no move by NAOC to deprive Oyangbene community of its statutory entitlements while the project lasted. NAOC’s modus operandi was in line with global best practice as the local content policy was strictly adhered to.
“With visible global best practice signals like these, we are convinced that NAOC has the professional competence and psychological capacity to execute the phase two of the project successfully.
“The accredited representa-tives of Oyangbene community have a progressive, rosy, cordial and meaningful relationship with NAOC. Therefore, the public should ignore any publication conceived to disparage and mislead NAOC.”