21 January 2012
Niger-Delta Coastal Communities (NDCC) has threatened to shut down oil installations as more communities continue to be affected by the Bonga oil spill.
Communities affected were as at Thursday reported to have risen to 84.
This was made known by the NDCC President, Alaowel Afro Buikeme, in Asaba yesterday while briefing journalists that on expiration of the ultimatum issued to managements of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), within which to carry out proper clean-up of the Bonga oil spill in the affected communities, it may be left with no option than to shut down all oil installations.
“We are crying out to the government to help as it seems that both the government and Shell have abandoned those affected by the Bonga oil spill, and we gave ultimatum, let it be clear that on the expiration we shall have no option than to shut down all oil installations,” Buikeme said.