Tension mounts in Dibi Field, Warri North over zero electricity, water projects

• Odeli pleads for Okowa’s Intervention


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Tension mounts in Dibi Field, Warri North over zero electricity, water projects
Prince David Odeli


Indications have emerged that six communities in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State; Tisun, Eghoro, Kolokolo, Ureju, Usor and Sagharatie, under Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dibi Field Operations, may be gearing up for a showdown over several years of total blackout, as a result of lack of electricity and water projects in the communities, which is arguably the highest marginal production field in Chevron’s swamp operation.

 

The palpable tension in the six oil and gas-rich communities has been fueled by a growing feeling of marginalization, when compared to a neighboring field, which has a resuscitated floating market project at Ogheye and water project in Olero.

 

Secretary-General of Tisun Management Council in Warri North Local Government Area, Prince David Odeli, who spoke to newsmen in Warri, Tuesday July 28, on the development, explained that efforts were ongoing by community leaders in Dibi Field to calm frayed nerves, so as to avert a breakdown of law and order in the communities.

 

Prince Odeli, who refused to be dragged into the argument of marginalization of Dibi Field, when compared to its neighboring field, appealed to the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to as a matter of urgency institute process for the execution of electricity and water projects in Tisun, Eghoro, Kolokolo, Ureju, Usor and Sagharatie Communities.

 

While stressing that electricity and water projects are very essential to indigenes and residents of the Chevron host communities, Prince Odeli, who is a PDP Chieftain and frontline grassroots development activist, also called on the Delta State Government to construct the Tisun-Kolokolo-Link Road to Sagharatie Community.

 

He emphasized that if the Tisun-Kolokolo-Link Road to Sagharatie Community is constructed, it would not just open up the six riverine communities and create a new socio-economic hub in Warri North Local Government Area, but decongest the population spread in Warri and Sapele.


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