No going back on our threat to shut-down the oil industry, Omadino Communities vow

The Omadino Federated Communities, comprising of


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No going back on our threat to shut-down the oil industry, Omadino Communities vow


The Omadino Federated Communities, comprising of Ode-Omadino, Esungbo, Egwa tie, Egwa kporo, Aghigho, Ogheye-Akpata, Ubaeyin, Eyin-ogbe, Ubakporo, Oteghele, Ukpokiti, Uba- Okorotie, Okerenghigho, Uba-kokodie and Ugbokoko in Warri South, Warri South-West and Warri North, say there is no going back on their threat to shut-down the oil and gas industry in the country, over perceived marginalization by President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

 

This is coming at the expiration of the nine-day ultimatum handed down to the Federal Government by the Federated Omadino Communites.

 

 

The Chief Priest of Omadino and Spokesman of the Federated Omadino Communities, Roland Oti Yomere, who made the vow Tuesday July 14, while addressing Newsmen in Warri after, “meeting with key stakeholders at Ode-Omadino Town”, stated: “We have been pushed to the wall and if the government fails to meet our demands, they should be prepared for total shut-down as there is no going back on this movement for the development and emancipation of our people from the age-long oppression by the Nigerian government”. 

 

 

Yomere reiterated the areas of marginalization requiring President Buhari’s urgent attention to include; halting the current process of bids for the 57 Marginal Fields and come up with new modalities, where competent companies owned by Omadino Indigenes as well as other Itsekiri sons and daughters, would be given "right of first refusal”.

 

 

The oil-rich Itsekiri communities, also demand: “Proper renaming of the Nigerian Maritime University to 'Okerenghigho' as opposed to the corrupted name 'Okerenkoko' to reflect the Supreme Court judgement in accordance to the rule of law and properly compensate our people”.

           

 

While calling on President Buhari to order immediate resumption of work at the Multi-Billion Dollar Gas Revolution Industrial Park Project, GRIP and Deep Sea Port in Warri South- West Local Government Area of Delta State, Yomere asked the Federal Government to direct the relevant MDAs/IOCs to embark on large scale shore protection/sand-filling projects in all Omadino Federated Communities and other Itsekiri riverine/oil producing communities.

 

 

The need to immediately Institute process for the facilitation of the abandoned age-long Omadino - Escravos (Ugborodo) Road, electrification of the Federated Omadino Communities and other Itsekiri riverine communities, employment of Omadino and other eminently qualified Itsekiri graduates and technicians to reflect the Local Content Act in NNPC, NPDC, NGC and the IOCs, Immediate relocation of the Corporate Offices of the IOCs to Omadino lands as well as restart of the abandoned Sapele - Ughuoton - Omadino Bye Pass Road, are some of the other demands put forward to the Federal Government. 

 

 

He stated that Omadino people are in solidarity with the genuine and legal agitation of the Movement for the Development of Itsekiri Oil/Gas Producing Communities (MDIOGPC) and other ethnic groups in the state, so as to end, “the glaring injustice and oppression of the oil producing people of Delta State, which has gone on for too long”.


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