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Friday, April 22, 2016

Tension mounts in oil companies over tax evasion letter to Buhari

Tension is now high among workers and management of Shell Producing and Development Company (SPDC), Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Consolidated Oil (CL) and Conoil Producing, Brass LNG and Aiteo Energy, reports ITRealms.

Correspondent investigations across the office of these companies in Port Harcourt and Lagos, showed that staff and management were engaged in series of meetings over the letter sent to the President, Muhammadu Buhari by the Bayelsa State governor, Hon. Henry Dickson, accusing these multinational oil companies, particularly Shell of such huge negligence with reference to its Gbaran Ubie Integrated Oil and Gas Project in Gbaranmotu leading to sealing its facility.

Sequel to this development, youths in Bayelsa State under the aegis of Izon Progressive Youth Vanguard (IPYV) are warming up to shut down oil companies operating in the state.
Correspondent reports that they were said to be getting set to embark on mass protests to headquarters of SPDC in Port Harcourt and Lagos, following the non-compliance of SPDC towards the rules and regulations of Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Board (BSPPDB).

The leader of IPYV, who is also the Chairman of Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), Central Zone, Mr. Bobolaiyefa Owopeiei, told correspondent on Friday that the criminal exploitative tendencies and irresponsible behaviour of the oil companies towards their host communities, were very inhuman.

"We are glad that the Bayelsa State Government has decided to fight this injustice from both legal and intellectual perspectives. But on our part as youths, we will fight them according to tradition. We will take this fight to their doorsteps. Every morning, we will march to their offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt. We will mobilize our youths in those states to picket their offices. We will shut their operations until justice is done. We say enough is enough" he said.

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