Oil community gives Shell 48hr-ultimatum

Emma Arubi

23 May 2012, Sweetcrude, WARRI – KOKODI AGBENE community contractors, executing the multi-million naira cottage hospital for the oil–rich people of Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State have given Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, a 48-hour ultimatum to pay them for work done or face their wrath.

The community’s Financial Secretary, Mr. Jackson Timiyan, in a joint statement with Capt. Jonathan Uti and Godfrey Ike, on behalf of the other contractors, said they were forced into giving the ultimatum as the banks from which they took loan for execution of the project are threatening to confisticate the property they used as collateral due to default in repayment of their loans.

They claimed that they had executed the hospital project to Shell’s specification and expressed worry that the company has not lived up to its pledge of paying them.

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