OML-42 HOST COMMUNITIES FORUM GIVES 14 DAYS ULTIMATUM TO NPDC/NECONDE - Waffi Tv

OML-42 HOST COMMUNITIES FORUM GIVES 14 DAYS ULTIMATUM TO NPDC/NECONDE

Waffi TVNovember 10, 2021

The Host communities of the OML-42 , in Delta State, in a press statement signed by all the chairmen of the host communities amongst whom are Chief Samson Oyimi, Hon. Shadrack Otuaro and Amb. Billy Ekele in the OML 42 operating areas and made available to Newsmen in Warri, has given the NPDC/NECONDE operators of the OML-42, 14 days Ultimatum and that Failure to address the issues itemized within 14 days shall lead to complete shutdown of operations of OML 42 fields. this according to the forum, its due to negligents on the part of operators of the OML-42 in fulfilling their cooperate social responsibility; The statement reads in full:

PRESS RELEASE
NEGELECT / REFUSAL OF THE OML 42 HOST COMMUNITIES BY NPDC/NECONDE, AMT JV, TO HOLD MEETING FOR COMMENCEMENT OF FIELD MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (FMOU), CONTRACTS, SCHOOLASHIP, EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION


We, the undersigned for and onbehalf of the OML 42 Host Communities of Odidi 1, Odidi 2,Egwa 1 & Egwa2, Batan and Jones Creek Oil and Gas fields, Hereby sincerely and vehemently wish to issue NPDC/NECONDE AMT JV OML 42, fourteen (14) days ultimatum for their refusal to honor their letter dated 13th April 2021, and our reminder of previous letters written to your management for the commencement of FMOU discussions which you have vehemently refused, dated 30th of April, 5th of August and 20th of August 2021 respectively, all proved abortive.
Therefore the OML 42 host communities in an emergency meeting have resolved and have no option but to issue your management 14 days ultimatum to resolve the following issues as stated below.
The Field Memorandum of Understanding (FMOU) with the OML 42 host communities, which your management has refused to commence meeting from 2020 till date.

Address the issue of contracts award to OML 42 host communities.

Payment of Scholarship arrears awarded to OML 42 host community students in post primary schools and tertiary institutions.

Employment of managerial staff from OML 42 host communities into the management of NPDC /Neconde.

Since inception of NPDC/NECONDE no Developmental projects has been executed in the OML 42 host communities.

Establishment of skilled acquisition centers in the OML 42 host communities.

Payment of contractors high profile debts from 2017 to 2021

Payment of outstanding FTO’s, MOU’s, O&M and other financial entitlement due OML 42 host communities.

OUR STANDS AS FOLLOWS:
Failure to address the issues itemized within 14 days shall lead to complete shutdown of operations of OML 42 fields.

Furthermore, we call on the Chief of Army Staff to call his men to order while the OML 42 host communities are agitating for their legitimate right in order not to intimidate the members of the host communities,

We wish to remind the law enforcement agencies and government authorities, in view of our previous protest letters written to various concerned authorities/ stakeholders for notification/intervention, eg Nigeria Army, Effurun Barrack, 3rd Battalion, Commissioner for Oil and gas Delta State, Commissioner of Police, Delta State, DSS, ETC, all prove abortive.

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