Monday, June 20, 2011

Oil Spillage - Umuogwa Community Demands N18 Billion

Daily Champion
19 June 2011

Orlu — Umuogwa-Umuodebi Awara Community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of Imo has staged a peaceful demonstration to compel, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operating in its area to pay the community the sum of N18bn.

The N18bn was for the damage caused by the six year old oil spillage on their land which they insisted has rendered the community known for farming economically useless.

Speaking to journalists, the Community Leader and Spokesman, Mr. Uche Ogbonna attributed the cause of the oil spillage which took place in 2004 to corrosion of pipes and equipment noting that since the year mentioned above, that the company has never made any attempt to compensate the community .

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