Oil, Gas Investments: Emami tackles Buhari over Itsekiri neglect

Stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Warri South -West Local Government Area and Itsekiri rights' activist, Hon. Thomas Ibukun Emami has


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Oil, Gas Investments: Emami tackles Buhari over Itsekiri neglect
Hon. Thomas Ibukun Emami

Stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Warri South -West Local Government Area and Itsekiri rights' activist, Hon. Thomas Ibukun Emami has expressed strong reservation over perceived neglect of Itsekiri Nation in Oil and Gas investments under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Hon. Emami who addressed newsmen in Warri, Delta State, Sunday May 27, frowned at the foot-dragging of the federal government over the abandoned multi billion dollar Gas Revolution Industrial Park, GRIP project at Ogidigben, Warri South -West and investing billions of naira in fresh similar projects in other parts of the country, despite couple of engagements by the Warri Traditional Council.

The former lawmaker and first APC councilor in Delta State, asserted that it made no sense to abandon the GRIP project which is capable of creating thousands of job, checking pipeline vandalism and its attendant environmental degradation, after millions of dollars was spent on preliminary work on the project.                          

According to him,the Buhari administration whose policy is anchored majorly on anti corruption "should kick against wastage and questionable projects' abandonment, because abandoning a project after spending billions of tax payers' money is corruption. Come to think of it, if the current administration is executing most of the road and infrastructural projects it inherited from past administrations,why is GRIP different?".                    

While stressing that Itsekiri Nation remains the ethnic nationality with the largest deposit of crude oil in its land in Delta State and second largest in the country, Hon. Emami berated the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and NNPC over the new modular refineries coming on stream in the country, saying "available information curiously suggests that non is in the Itsekiri homeland of Warri South, Warri South -West, Warri North and parts of Delta Central as well as Edo State".


Josephine Ojevwe Ughweri
Confidential Secretary/Librarian cum OIl and Gas Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Library and Information Science, while I have undergone training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills.
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