Youths Shut Down Oil Facilities in RiversÂ
By Jimitota Onoyume
FLOW stations belonging to Shell, Chevron/Texaco in Kula community were yesterday shut down by youths from the area for alleged failure of the affected multinational oil firms to respect MoU signed with the community.
A Shell source told the Vanguard on phone that though the issue of MoU could have been part of their grouse but the action of the youths was mainly triggered by a disagreement among them over who should supply diesel to oil facilities in the area.
The source listed the affected flow stations as Ekulama 1and 2 and Belema. Meanwhile, leader of the community youths, Dan Opusunju explained that their action was necessitated by the failure of the multinationals to implement a Global Memorandum of Understanding entered into with the community about two years ago, adding that peaceful effort to ensure the oil firms comply with the document in the past had failed.
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