Uzere Son Urges FG to Investigate Oil Spill in Area

Uzere Son Urges FG to Investigate Oil Spill in Area

A famous Abuja based rights activist Bob Majiri Oghene Etemiku has called on the federal government to carry out full investigation on oil spill in Uzere, in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.

In his call, the activist  noted that the spillage has spread into farmlands and fishing ponds of Uzere community, destroying their livelihood destroyed almost forever. 

“Arising from that unfortunate spill, Heritage Energy Operational Services Ltd, operating OML 30, together with representatives of the community, officials of the NOSRDA undertook an inspection of the site of the oil spill.’’ he said

Etemiku further lamented that no report nor white paper has been presented to determine the remote and immediate causes of the spill, so as to forestall a recurrence of that spill.

Accordingly, he stressed that among the affected  community Uzere, contributes over 40 oil wells to crude oil production in Nigeria, but unfortunately, ranks amongst underdeveloped areas in Nigeria.

“There are reported cases of an outbreak of unknown diseases likely to result in an epidemic of unknown proportions if massive remediation work involving competent contractors is not carefully handled.

He then urged the federal government toon behalf of the people of Uzere to prevent a crisis from that community, which may likely affect oil production in Nigeria.

“The company involved, Heritage Energy Operational Services Ltd, OML 30, may assuage frayed nerves by paying compensation to farmlands and fishing lakes effected by the spill,” added Etemiku.

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