Unemployed youths threaten to shut down oil facilities
Over 200 unemployed graduates from the oil rich Owaza community in UkwaWest Local Government Area of Abia State have threatened to obstruct further exploration of crude oil in the community if the six oil companies operating in the area do not implement agreement reached with them.
unemployed under the auspices of Owaza Graduates Association (OGA) in a statement signed by their president, Obioma Asonye and secretary, Ishmael Nwuju, said there was a need for the companies to employ people from the area.
They lamented that for over 58 years of oil exploration in the area, indigenes have been denied employment. They alleged that even when they are employed, it is only on casual basis.
that they are not after royalty for land acquisition.
The youths also demanded that all oil companies working in Owaza land must make provision for industrial training for students.