AKULGA Chairman Sues For Peace Over OML25
Chairman, Akuku Toru local government area of Rivers State, Hon Rowland Sekibo has appealed to groups in the controversial oil Mining License (OML25) to show understanding and allow peaceful operations of the oil field.
In a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt, Hon. Sekibo expressed dismay at the discordant tone that has emanated from the various groups over the operation of the platform.
The AKULGA Boss appealed for understanding stressing that the intervention of the Rivers State government on the matter was done in the best interests of the communities, the local government, state and the federal governments.
He pointed out that the occupation of the oil platform by a section of the people in the last two years has in no way helped the situation, adding that both the communities and the government has been deprived of the revenue and other benefits that would have accrued from the operation of the oil field.
Hon Sekibo argued that the intervention of Governor Nyesom Wike leading to the signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the stakeholders was to ensure peace in the communities and to promote developments.
The Chairman therefore appealed to all warring groups in the dispute to give peace a chance in order to attract further investments and infrastructural developments in the area.