28 December 2011, Sweetcrude, WARRI – The Kokori Sub-clan Oil Producing Communities Association (KOSOPCA) has assured oil companies operating in their communities of the safety of their pipelines and installations in the Kokori oil field and environs.
The association gave the assurance on behalf of the communities during the Kokori oil field summit at Samagidi Kokori Community town hall in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Chairman of the association, Chief Emmanuel Avworo, told representatives of the Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) and Delta State Ministry of Oil and Gas, that the Kokori oil producing communities have been peaceful and collaborated with oil companies in their operation in the area.
He added that they have helped oil operation in the area through the Integrated Pipelines Security Scheme in partnership with SPDC, a scheme which according to him, has reduced incidence of vandalism to near zero.
According to him, the summit was aimed at reviewing the performance of the Association, the challenges and analyse the success with a view to improving on its activities.
This summit is to enable us review our position in a dynamic society and analyse our success, failure and challenges, he reiterated.
He stated that KOSOPCA is an umbrella Association of the host communities to Kokori oilfield comprising Ibruvwe, Samagidi, Ijaro, Akpokovo, Onumane, Ichikirhe, Urhuokpe, Erhoike, Atagbughwe and Ebobe communities.