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Nigeria's Itsekiri coastal communities tackle Oil Coy over neglect by Kenneth Orusi November 14,2019   |  Source: The Nigerian Voice

Concerned Itsekiri coastal communities of Warri North and Warri South West in Nigeria have cried out to the Delta State Government to prevail on Express Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and its Technical Partner, Conoco Phillip Energy to stop neglecting its corporate social responsibilities to their host communities.

The group in their position paper submitted to the Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor on recently at Government House Annex, Warri, accused Express Petroleum and Gas Coy and Conoco Philip Energy Nigeria Limited of several infractions including failure to recognize and deal with its host Itsekiri communities.

Speaking through its Secretary, Evangelist Rocky Odeli, the Concerned Itsekiri Orere Coastal Communities drawn from Warri North and Warri

South West of Delta State also accused the Oil companies operating OML 108, Ukpokiti oil field of depriving the Delta State Government of revenue accruable to it as the company remits its personal income tax to neighbouring Ondo State Government instead of Delta State where the oil field is located.

The communities are demanding that the Delta State Government should prevail on both oil companies to enter into a Global Memoranda of Understanding (GMoU) that will regulate

 

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