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Rivers Asembly urges Shell to sign GMoU with Oyigbo community

By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— Rivers State House of Assembly has called on Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, to enter into a formal Global Memorandum of Understanding,  GMoU, with the people of Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

Chairman of the House Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions,  Evans Bipi, who made the appeal while presenting findings of his committee to the Assembly, said that the people of Oyigbo complained that there had never been what they termed a formal and functional GMoU between them  and  SPDC/Astorm/General Electrics.

The lawmaker said that the GMoU, this time around, should take care of Oyigbo youths, adding that people of the area should encourage the oil company to complete its projects in the area.

“That SPDC should, as a matter of urgency conclude the signing of the new Global Memorandum of Understanding with the people of Oyigbo and take cognisance of the youths of Oyigbo.

“That the Oyigbo Youth Council should allow SPDC/Astorm to commence the ‘C’ Inspection project with the employment already conducted as it covered the host and impacted communities”, his committee recommendations read in part.”



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