BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU
ABUJA—EXXON Mobil has accepted to evacuate the high sea, following the recent oil spill that made youths from Eket, in Akwa Ibom State to barricade its terminal and stop it from operation
This came as the senator representing Akwa Ibom South senatorial district, Senator Helen Esuene, promised to mediate between the corporation and the oil producing communities to ensure that all differences were resolved.
Angry youths had laid siege to the Exxon Mobil terminal and even the housing estate of the corporation where senior staff live, over the oil spill as a result of electricity shutdown due to thunder.
The shutdown of electricity affected the normal operation of loading and offloading the tanks as well as switching on and off.
Senator Esuene had at the weekend, explained that the spill led to the contamination of water in the area and appealed to the youth to give the company access to the area to carry out mop up activities.