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OML 150: Stop double-dealing with host communitie­s, stakeholde­rs warn Conoil

- Dele Ogunyemi, Warri

Members of the Oil

Mining Lease 150 Major stakeholde­rs’ Forum comprising indigenes of the seven host communitie­s of the Obodo Field in the Warri south Local Government Area of Delta state have warned Conoil Producing Limited to “immediatel­y stop the double-dealing game it is playing with the communitie­s.”

The warning came amidst the 21-day ultimatum the host communitie­s gave Conoil to open negotiatio­ns with the Monday Agbeyi-led executive of the Communitie­s’ Consultati­ve Forum, failure of which they said the oil firm risks eviction from the area.

but the communitie­s declared on sunday that they “will no longer condone any act of disrespect to the establishe­d authoritie­s of the seven host communitie­s, the palace of the Olu of Warri and the state government by deliberate­ly refusing to engage the Monday Agbeyi-led forum without any justifiabl­e reason.”

These were part of their resolution­s at a press conference attended by some leaders of the forum, including botosan Gbejoro, representi­ng Ifiekporo community; Tsaye Mene (Omadino community); stanley egbemiye (Obodo); Morrison Omagbemi (ewekwara); Daniel Ayonuwe Otite (Ajaosolo); Omawu egbejule (Uwakeno); and emmanuel Ajemide (sillo).

 ??  ?? • L-R: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administra­tion and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh; Minister of Transporta­tion, Rotimi Amaechi; acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-koko; and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Emmanuel Jime, during an inspection by the minister of the Lekki Deep Sea Port… on Saturday Photo: NIMASA
• L-R: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administra­tion and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh; Minister of Transporta­tion, Rotimi Amaechi; acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-koko; and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Emmanuel Jime, during an inspection by the minister of the Lekki Deep Sea Port… on Saturday Photo: NIMASA

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