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Prevail on oil firm to respect MoU, ex-militant leader begs Uduaghan

By Emma Arubi
WARRI—EX-MILITANT leader, Josaih Oyakonghan, has appealed to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State to prevail on an oil servicing company operating in Oyangbene and Labobulouseigha communities in Burutu local government area of the state to abide by the agreement reached with the communities on the Grangbene Deep A project operated by AGIP.

Oyakonghan, who was from the dreaded camp 5 operated by Tompolo, also prayed for the quick recovery of President Yar’Adua, so he could return to office and move the Niger Delta forward.

In a release in Warri, Oyakonghan called on Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan to prevail on Beks-Kems Nigeria Limited to commence subletting of contracts to indigenous contractors of Labobulouseigha origin.

He said the continuous refusal of the company to give the local contractors of Labobulouseigha community jobs could generate violence of wider dimension.

He lamented that though the company had operated in the area for four months, Labobulouseigha was yet to be given anything, describing it as a breach of agreement and an action capable of truncating the peace agenda of the state governor.

He said:  “Beks-Kems should move away from doing things that will cause problem in the Niger Delta. Nobody wants problem in the region.

“His Excellency should know that I am a peace lover. Even then, I cannot allow anybody to come to my community and threaten me. Don’t force us back to the creeks,” he said.


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