Monday, October 10, 2011

S’South leaders want laws to protect oil areas

6 October 2011

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LEADERS of the Niger Delta oil communities yesterday decried what they described as the neglect of their areas by oil companies.

The leaders, who spoke under the auspices of the South-South Elders and Leaders Forum, therefore sought laws to protect the areas.

They specifically accused Chevron of being insensitive to the plight of the people of the oil-producing areas where it conducts its business.

Also, oil giant, Shell Development Company Limited is to face the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) investigative panel to explain its involvement in the series of killings, and clashes in the Niger Delta particularly in Rumuekpe in Rivers State.

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