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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Shell Denies Plan to Move Out of N/Delta

This Day (Lagos)
13 June 2007

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has denied an alleged plan by it to stop oil exploration in the Niger delta.

SPDC’s Acting Manager (Media), Mr Precious Okolobo, told heads of media organisations yesterday in Port Harcourt that the company would retain its headquarters in the city.
 
Okolobo, who was reacting to an alleged plan by the company to relocate and halt oil exploration in the Niger Delta said that despite the challenges it was facing, it would remain in the region.

“As I speak with you, we are still producing in the region, we do not at the moment have any intention to leave the Niger Delta” he said.

“A new government has just come on board, we have great confidence in the new government and believe the challenges will be surmounted,” he added.

In his remarks, SPDC’s Manager (Public Relations), Mr. Vincent Ogbechieme, said the essence of the meeting was to provide opportunity for the media to contribute to the firm’s efficiency.

“We expect that at the end of the meeting, we will receive good advice that will enable us improve on our relations with our host communities and our performance generally,” he said.

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