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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Oil Spills – A/Ibom House Summons Shell

Daily Champion (Lagos)
10 August 2007
Lagos

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Akwa Ibom State government may be heading for a collision over the former’s alleged poor handling of environmental problems in the state.

Daily Champion recalls that Ikot Ada Udo community, in Ikot Abasi local government area was recently hit by oil spillage which affected the socio-economic activities of the area.
 
During the house’s deliberations, the lawmakers recalled that, SPDC for over 40 years had recklessly abandoned several corked oil wells in various communities of the state to spill without servicing or decommissioning them for the benefit of the host communities.

The house leader, Prince Jerome Isangedighi in a motion seconded by Mr. Anietie Etuk representing Nsit Ubium state constituency urged SPDC to appear before the house over the oil spillage.

Besides earlier visitations by the state deputy governor, Mr. Patrick Ekpotu to the affected area, chairman, Ikot Abasi transition committee, Mr. Robert Ikpoh said the council had written to the company requesting its attention to find solutions to the problem but it failed to identify with the plights of the people affected by the spills.

Speaker, state House of Assembly, Mr. Ignatius Kevin Edet earlier, suspended further implementation of the committee’s report by the House until the management of SPDC comes to explain its exploitation activities and other related matters in the state to members next week.

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1 Comment on “allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Oil Spills – A/Ibom House Summons Shell”

  1. #1 Joy
    on Nov 12th, 2007 at 05:55

    I will like to know more about oil spills especially in nigeria.
    Thanks

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