Osinbajo’s Visit Splits Imo Oil Producing Communities

Osinbajo’s Visit Splits Imo Oil Producing Communities

Barely few weeks Acting President Osinbajo visited the major oil produc­ing communities in Imo State as part of resolve by the federal government to bring even- develop­ment to the Niger Delta areas, the good gesture as we gathered has split major oil producing communities who are alleging sabo­tage by the state govern­ment.

According to a youth leader from Izombe in Oguta local government area of the state who does not want his name men­tioned, some communi­ties are already protesting their alleged exclusion from the programme they attributed to bick­ering among politicians from the two oil produc­ing council areas.

Consequently, some stakeholders after an enlarged meeting, has called on the state gov­ernor, Rochas Okorocha, to intervene and end the supremacy battle among the politicians, especially his appointees.

They alleged that the Acting President’s visit meant to engage stake­holders in the oil pro­ducing communities was hijacked by a section of the politicians and feared that the situation, if not urgently checked, could destroy the existing peace in the communities.

Meanwhile, Imo State House of Assembly has summoned the Deputy Chief of Staff to the state governor, Engr Kingsley Uju, to explain his al­leged role in shutting out key stakeholders from the oil producing com­munities during the con­sultation visit to the state by the Acting President.

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