Warri to Excravos Pipeline
Federated Niger Delta communities, Excravos Zone have cried out against marginalization and abandonment by the contractor handling the oil pipeline contract covering Warri to Excravos.
The communities are alleging the high jacking of the subcontracts which is supposed to be given to the host communities to empower them but is now being handled by people outside of the communities hosting the pipelines.
The group of communities that came out to protest this development includes Omadino, Ugborodo, Orere-Oluba, and others. The communities alleged in a petitioned addressed to Captain Idahosa Okunbo rtd who is the chairman of Ocean Marine solutions ltd that few individuals have now hijack the pipeline subcontract meant for the indigenes of the host communities.
Destroyed Pipelines by Militants
The letter which was also copied to the Minister of petroleum resources, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, as well as the National Security Adviser, called for a review of the award of the Warri to excravos Evacuation line contract to include indigenes of the host communities.
They warned in the letter that if action is not taken to address their complaint they should not be blamed for whatever might befall the project.
The petition was signed by Abuge Mene Chairman, Wilson Omatseyi and five others on behalf of the Federated Niger Delta communities.
Pipeline Undergoing Repairs
It would be recalled that the award of the Warri to Excravos Evacuation Line Surveillance Contract to Ocean Marines Solutions Ltd has generated a lot of controversies among the host communities with the allegation of hijacking and depriving the indigenes the right to participate in the contract.
Several protests have been made to the NNPC in Abuja and to the State government house in Asaba by the communities calling for the cancellation. However, the NNPC has refused to budge insisting that the ward of the contract to Ocean Marine is in the national interest and is a good business decision which will save the NNPC and the Federal government huge sums of money which hitherto was wasted.