HomeNIGERIAThey’re stealing our oil, Obiano tells FG

They’re stealing our oil, Obiano tells FG

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has alleged that a certain oil company is “stealing” the state’s oil in Ogbaru, Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.

Obiano said the company had illegally explored oil in the area for six years.

He said, “The firm has been operating in Ogwuaniocha and Ogwuikpele communities since 2014 without proper registration with the state government in compliance with the rules in the oil exploration industry.”

The governor called on the Federal Government to intervene in “the illegal activities of the company”.

Obiano stated this in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state while declaring open a stakeholders’ meeting on Environmental Impact Assessment.

Speaking, Ikeazor said in exploring Nigeria’s abundant hydrocarbon reserves, extreme caution should be taken to ensure that the best practices from the environmental perspective were adopted to avoid jeopardizing the future.

 

Share this story
Written by

Signature TV is a multi-media company, owners and operators of signaturetv.org and producers of The Signature Show on AIT and Corruption Tori. Our programmes are broadcast on the AIT Network and on Seven NTA stations across the country. We are content providers for a number of television networks and some State TV stations, with a respected 24/7, high online and offline followership. We are also Communications/Media Consultants to MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Daily Updates

Subscribe to get news updates