November 29, 2018

Take stringent measures to check gas flaring, Okowa tells FG

By Festus Ahon

CONCERNED by the activities of some oil companies,  Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to put stringent measures in place to discourage gas flaring.


Gov. Okowa

Okowa, who made the call in Asaba when participants of Course 41 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji led by Major-General Felix Edafioghor paid him a courtesy visit, said such measures would create job opportunities and curb environmental hazards arising from gas flaring. The students earlier paid a courtesy visit on the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr. Ovie Agas.

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He said: “if you go to where gas is flared, which is still very common, you will understand why we need to be more serious about taking decisions to