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