The nation’s aggregate crude oil production output has been cut by 250,000 barrels per day, as youths and women from the host communities of the Jones Creek flow station stormed the oil field operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, Delta State, shutting it down.
The communities include four Ijaw and one Itsekiri communities namely: Kokodiagbene, Okerenkoko, Akpatagbegbe, Akpataegbemu and Omadino, all in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The protesters, on Monday, were said to have ordered the oil workers to vacate the flow station in their best interest, owing to grievances over breach of the Memorandum of Understanding they signed with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) subsidiary.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade, spokesman for the communities, alleged, among other grievances, that the award of contracts have not been following due process just like the local content policy of government.He claimed that the communities have been short-changed for too long by the firms. Read more
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