Niger Delta youth leaders protest at NLNG

Posted by News Express | 30 August 2015 | 3,329 times

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The Niger Delta Youth Movement, comprising of leaders of youth groups from the Niger Delta, staged a peaceful protest at the office of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Their mission according to the protesters led by Niger Delta activist, Ankio Briggs, was to submit a protest letter to register their displeasure over the siting of the Dry Dock outside of the Niger Delta.

This followed an earlier statement signed by the spokesman of the NLNG, Tony Okonedo, which stated that the Dry Dock Ship Yard was not a property of the NLNG but belonged to Badagry Ship and Marine Company in Lagos for which the NLNG is a facilitator and not a sponsor.

Though, some officials of the company were on hand to receive the protest letter, no comments had been made yet by the NLNG.

A source in the company however, told Channels Television that members of management, were in Bonny Island for a meeting over the weekend and an official statement would be made after the letter had been studied. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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