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Delta communities protest takeover of NPDC facilities

By Ochuko Akuopha

OLEH—INDIGENES of oil bearing communities in Isoko nation, Delta State, have stormed the premises of Heritage Energy Oil Services Limited in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, protesting the company’s alleged surreptitious takeover of asserts of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, in Isokoland.

The protesters, who include presidents general, youths and women of the communities, alleged that the company had employed and commenced training of over 150 non-indigenes to operate its facilities in Isokoland, reiterating that they would not allow the company to commence its operations in the area until a meeting with stakeholders was held.

Addressing newsmen shortly after the protest, President General of Isoko Development Union, IDU, Chief Iduh Amadhe, disclosed that the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, had on  November 29, 2016 directed that “before this company will take over from NPDC, it should organise a stakeholders’ meeting where all the oil producing communities,  Presidents General of the various communities, security agencies and government will be present, but same was not done.”






















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