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May 20, 2023

The Community Relation Committee, (CRC), Community Liaison Officer, (CLO) and entire members of OML 147 Cluster 1 Host Communities which comprise of Ekuku-Agbor, Owa-Alidinma, Agbor-Alidinma, Obianyima, Orhonigbe and Ndemili Villages in Delta State, have charged the leadership of Pan Ocean Oil Corporation in their zone to fulfill the promise made to them recently or expect another protest from them.

This call was made by the Host Communities shortly after an indoor meeting held with the leadership of Pan Ocean Oil Corporation where the following resolutions were reached and agreed upon by Pan Ocean Oil Corporation, that one; The Communities Project Funds will be paid in two weeks, the process for the payment of scholarship, for Post Primary and Secondary as from Tuesday, May 9 2023, seven candidates for graduate trainee have been selected and the remaining three slot test would be conducted as usual for the selection and others as published in our previous edition 118 on page 13.

Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter, few days after the meeting, Hon. Chief Patrick Egwu of Ekuku-Agbor Community stated that the Communities in OML 147 Cluster 1 Communities are seriously in pain as their crops can no longer grow non produce due to bad effect from the Pan Ocean Oil Corporation.

He disclosed that he is very angry about it because Pan Ocean has been using their heads for so long. He said that Pan Ocean has on several occasions, neglected the letters written to them in respect of their demands.

Chief Egwu therefore charged Pan Ocean Oil Corporation to fulfill all the promises made to them or else the Host Communities will come back to them for a hurt protest and shutdown the flow station.

Also speaking, Mr. John Oseh of Obianyima Community, said that they entered into GMoU with Pan Ocean Oil Corporation since the year 2018, he said Pan Ocean start operating fully. He said since that time till date, Pan Ocean did not do single thing for them not even to tar the access road to their company.

Mr. Lucky Okoh is a CRC member in Obianyima Community who said that all the workers at Pan Ocean Oil Corporation are Yorubas and that the only three persons who work there as Ika people are casual staff without ID Cards.

He warned that if Pan Ocean fails them this time, the next protest will result to war.

By Sunday Memeh

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