Breaking: Fearful Incantations, Shrines As Delta Natives Protest Oil Firms' Activities

Breaking: Fearful Incantations, Shrines As Delta Natives Protest Oil Firms' Activities

  • The Ode-Itsekiri road was on Wednesday, February 23, blocked by aggrieved natives of the Ifiekporo community in Delta
  • The indigenes are protesting the alleged refusal of oil companies in their community to sign an MoU with them
  • It was gathered that the protesters mounted shrines while making incantations to vent their grievance over the situation

Ifiekoporo, Warri South LGA, Delta - Natives of Ifiekporo community, Warri south local government area of Delta state on Wednesday, February 23, took laws into their hands and barricaded the Ode-Itsekiri road leading to some oil companies.

The indigenes are protesting the refusal of the oil and gas firms, Matrix, Pinnacle oil and Gas, AYM Shaffa among others, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the community.

Shrines mounted by Delta natives
The natives said the oil firms have refused to sign an MoU with them (Photo: Vanguard)
Source: UGC

Explaining the actions of the protesters, the public relations officer of the community, Monoyo Edon told Vanguard that the organisations have failed to reach an agreement with them for almost 10 after they began their operations.

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Edon stated:

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”We are not asking for too much, just sign an MoU with the community but they have been avoiding this. We have written several letters to them and even gave them an ultimatum on this.“

Motorists and other road users at the moment cannot access the expressway as natives have mounted a shrine on it while their fellows are making incantations.

NNPC reveals how dirty fuel was imported into the country

Meanwhile, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari had explained how ‘adulterated’ Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol got into the country undetected and the companies that brought it in.

According to Kyari who spoke on Wednesday, 9th February 2022, the adulterated fuel came into the country from Belgium.

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Kyari was speaking to Journalist about the problem which had led to PMS shortage and the emergence of queues in Abuja, Lagos, and several other states, at a late-night briefing in the nation’s capital.

The PMS, he said, had been imported into the country by four importers from Antwerp in Belgium with quality inspectors failing to detect the high level of Methanol it contained, first at the point of import in Belgium and at the point of. arrival in Nigeria.


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