Electricity: Youths threaten to shut down Agip Oil facilities

30 September 2015, Asaba – Multi-national oil company, Agip Oil, has about three weeks to step electricity down from its independent power plant (IPP) to the three local government areas of Ndokwa ethnic nationality in Delta State to avoid its installations in there from being forcibly shut down.

AgipThis threat is contained in a 21-day ultimatum issued by youths drawn from communities of Ndokwa extraction in Delta State via a terse statement expected to have begun counting from September 27, 2015.

Signatories to the ultimatum, comprising youths from different oil and gas host communities’ unions and groups, said that they were compelled to resort to the measure “having borne the pains of living without electricity for years whereas communities which do not produce oil and gas are enjoying electricity.”

They stressed that they had consequently “resolved to take action against Agip and shut down its operations” in the area in the light of the failure of the Federal Government to keep the promise to make Agip do the needful.”



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