Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Niger Delta group threatens showdown

The Nation
22 July 2011

Niger Delta Peoples Forum (NDPF), a group agitating for the development and well-being of the people of Niger Delta region, has threatened to mobilise its members and the people of Ologbo community in Edo State against Edo State Oil Producing and Development Commission (EDOSOADEC) and the oil companies in the area.

Declaring its meeting at the forum’s South West office in Lagos on Tuesday, NDPF President, Mr George Utomhim,a lawyer , said its decision was informed by the continued neglect of the Ologbo community, a major oil producing area of Edo State, and its people by the EDOSOPADEC and the oil companies, in the provision of social services and other welfare facilities.

Utomhim explains: "In Ologbo, we have communities where oil companies such as Mobil Exxon, Shell BP and Agip Oil are involved in oil prospecting and production activities.

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