Delta community demands replacement of Shell contractor

07 MAy 2012, Sweetcrude, WARRI – A MAJOR oil and gas producing community in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, Opuama, has protested to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, and demanded the immediate removal and replacement of a community contractor (names withheld), for throwing the town into darkness for the past four years.

Leaders of the community and aggrieved youths, claimed that the community had been in total darkness in the past four years despite the availability of an electricity generating plant provided by SPDC in 2007.

According to a statement by the chairman of the community, Chief Johnbull Adaun, a representative of the Elders Council, Chief Egware Loboh, and a representative of the youths, Mr. Okotie Tun-emi, the community lamented that SPDC provided the town with an electricity plant in 2007, and it was handed over to the said contractor to run and provide electricity to the town 24 hours of the day.

They said the contractor refused to supply the community with electricity.

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