GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Angry youths barricade ExxonMobil gates over oil spill

By News Express on 29/03/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,045


Angered by the delay in payment of compensation to Eket, which was affected by an oil spill in 2011, the youths from Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom last Thursday barricaded the gates of Mobil Airstrip and Housing Estate and paralysed activities at the facilities.

The youths numbering over 100 carried placards with inscriptions “ExxonMobil Release our Money’, ‘ExxonMobil Enough is Enough’, ‘Ibeno, Esit Eket and Onna have been paid why Eket?’, ‘We will not leave until our money is paid’ among others. The protesters barricaded the entrance of the airstrip with plant suckers and traditional injunctions to prevent staff and visitors from entering or going out of the premises. The Eket Youth Leader, Mr. Godwin Nduaesa told Niger Delta Voice that their action became necessary because the three core oil communities of Ibeno, Onna and Esit-Eket had been paid their oil spill palliatives since 2015 while Eket was left out. “The youths are going to remain here until the money for Eket community is released,” Nduaesa stated. He noted that for several months, Mobil has been deceiving their paramount ruler with promises that the money would be released without any precise the date. “We cannot continue to allow such an affront to the sensibility of our paramount ruler and the people of Eket,” he said. Also speaking, Mr. Donatus Samuel, Community Leader from Okopedi, where Mobil airstrip is located, said the sum of N1.17 Billion was expected to be paid by ExxonMobil to the Eket community. Meanwhile, the authorities of ExxonMobil could not be reached for comment as the youths did not allow anybody access into the premises even as those who could be contacted on telephone referred NDV to headquarters of the company in Lagos. (Vanguard)

Source News Express

Posted 29/03/2016 05:57:01 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Ayorinde charges CBN to give Nigerians more confidence...

APC governors now 23, set to take over...

Ogoni leaders, elders wade into MOSOP crisis

Buhari shops for solution to economic recession

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa village

Obi turns salesman in Canada, markets Nigeria and...

FBI declares Nigerian fraud kingpin wanted, offers reward...

Excitement in Delta as Okowa foots medical bill...

Dangote opens new cement plant in Senegal

War against Boko: Army Chief bemoans challenge of...

Fuel scarcity to end soon, says NUPENG

Nigeria sliding into lawlessness —JNI •Condemns killing of...

 

Latest News Wall Street Journal’s Africa Bureau Chief to give Keynote Speech at AUN’s 12th Founder’s Day Biafra: FG taking due advantage of our disunity — BNYL Activist petitions Imo Police boss over illegal detention Mnangagwa takes over power in Zimbabwe BREAKING NEWS: Atiku dumps APC Soccer star bags 9 years jail term for alleged gang-rape 40 human traffickers nabbed Enugu budgets N1.5b for rehabilitation of 14 roads BLACK FRIDAY: Yudala records unprecedented spike in online traffic NIPC inaugurates centre with software to boost investments Mass housing: Lagos to allocate ready estates to first-time homeowners NSE turnover volume improves by 55.11%

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (295,890 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (279,553 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (225,971 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (190,123 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,561 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (166,642 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (144,531 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,827 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (127,659 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,749 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (114,009 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (108,514 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (31) Business (2,781) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (771) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (187) Entertainment (408) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (192) International (1,655) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (84) News (30,486) Opinion (838) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,126) Religion (649) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!