By Samuel Oyadongha and Emem Idio
APPARENTLY worried by the alleged non-compliance with the rules and regulations of Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Board, youths in Bayelsa State are warming up for a showdown with the oil companies operating in the state. They are said to be getting set to embark on mass protests to headquarters of Shell Producing and Development Company, SPDC, in Port Harcourt and Lagos.
The state government had recently accused SPDC in particular of such huge negligence with reference to its Gbaran Ubie Integrated Oil and Gas Project in Gbaranmotu leading to the sealing of the facility.
It was gathered yesterday that the planned protest was sequel to the letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by Governor Seriake Dickson, containing the alleged contraventions of extant laws of Bayelsa State by the oil and gas companies operating in the state resulting in loss of revenues.