Protesters shutdown NPDC flow station in Delta, demand N1.4bn payment

15 June 2015, Ughelli – Hundreds of protesting youths and women from Ughelli South and Udu Local Government Areas of Delta State, Monday morning stormed the Jeremi Flow station of Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC in Ughelli South council area and forced officials of the facility to shutdown production.

NNPC-logo-335x270The protesters which also includes indigenes of the Isoko Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSTCOM, stated that they are pressing home their demands as a result of pipeline surveillance contracts and unpaid N1.4billion funds from the OML30.

Demanding for a separate pipeline surveillance contracts for Urhobo and Isoko ethnic nationalities, spokespersons for the protesters, Comrades Efe Okovwurie, Comrade Morrister Idibra and Pastor Rochard Erhurhore in their various remarks, warned that all facilities in OML 26, 30, 34, and 65 would remain shut until NPDC and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, grant them their request.

The protesters who stormed the flow station at about 9am, also demanded that NPDC should immediately create a Contract Department in its Edjeba office to take care of contractors in Delta state.

“NPDC is heavily indebted to most indigenous contractors and must pay up the nine months outstanding monthly salaries of host communities workers in OML 26, 30, 34, and 65.”



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