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Shell urged to reject violence in conflict resolution

By Emma Arubi
WARRI—SHELL Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the oil bearing areas of the Niger Delta has been charged to reject violence as an alternative to conflict resolution.

This is coming against the backdrop of the company’s donation of a civic center and town hall worth N25.5million to Iwhrekan community in Ughelli South local government area of Delta State.

The Social Performance and Community Affairs Manager, Mr. Tony Attah, gave the charge at Iwhreka during the commissioning of the renovated town hall and civic center in the community.

Attah, who was represented by Edesiri Akpomudjere, said the civic center was constructed and furnished at a cost of N16 million, while the renovated hall was executed with about N9.5 million.

He charged the people to imbibe maintenance culture to enjoy the facility, adding that the company was satisfied with the quality of job done by the community-nominated contractors.

Attah reiterated that the SPDC was committed to a mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationship with all her host communities.

He added that the company believed in dialogue, consultation and trust as vital ingredients for any meaningful and fruitful relationship.


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