52 new oil-producing communities emerge in Delta

10 January 2013, Sweetcrude, WARRI—No fewer than 52 new oil-producing communities in Ika and Aniocha Local Government Areas in Delta North Senatorial District of Delta State have visited the leadership of Oil and Gas Producing Communities of Nigeria in Warri to identify with the organistion.

The delegation was received by a prominent South-South leader, Chief F. Okpozo and former chairman of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Wellington Okirika, who expressed appreciation to the oil communities for the visit.

The delegation was led by 10 traditional rulers, chiefs, women and youths from the communities, including, Akumazi, Umunede, Ute-okpu, Ute- erume, Ute-Ogbeje, Ekuku- Agbor, Nsukwa, Olodu, Ewuru, Idumuesah and Ejeme. Spokesperson for the delegation, Mr. Okafor Wallace, commended Okpozo and Okirika for their commitment.

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  • What else is new? If oil has only succeeded in underdeveloping the Niger delta, it goes to reason that we should feel sorry for thgese 52 communities.

  • More enviromental degradation/polution to these communities. When wil SHELL develop d Niger Delta?