15 October 2011
A group, Niger-Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change, has accused the Anglo-Dutch oil company, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), of undermining the Local Content Act.
It has thus threatened to mobilise thousands of Niger Delta women to cripple the company’s activities.
In a statement in Warri by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor; and Public Relations Officer, Mukoro Stanley; the group alleged that the company was conniving with a top official of the petroleum ministry “to bury the Local Content Act.”
“We want transparency in the oil industry and urge the president to be firm with the Local Content Act, so that his dream of eradicating poverty and youth unemployment will be achieved soon.