NPDC/ELCREST: Activist Lemon Talks Tough, Backs Egbema Youths On 14 Days Ultimatum

By Binebai Princewill 

An Ijaw Youth Leader in Edo State has backed the 14 days Ultimatum issued to the management of NPDC/ELCREST NIG. LTD over the non implementation of major sections of the GMoU between Egbema and the company. 

The Youth leader, Comr. Lemon Austin Uduwei made his position known to newsmen in Benin, capital of Edo State earlier today via a statement he personally signed, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide. 

Activist Lemon while decrying the level of underdevelopment in Egbema Kingdom despite being a major producer of oil asserted that he is in total support of the ultimatum, stressing that the 14 days Ultimatum issued by the revered Egbema Youths Council (EYC) stands. 

In his words: “It is very sad that most of the so called multinational companies operating in the Niger Delta does not respect host and impacted communities.

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“NPDC/ELCREST NIG.LTD should respect the existing GMOU so that the demands of the Egbema youths and the impacted communities are met.

“It is a pity that our resources are been exploited without competent and considerable MOU,despite that,all we get in return is oppression and marginalization.

“The primary obligation of the youth body in every Ijaw kingdom is to demand their rights,therefore it is the right of Egbema youths to demand on behalf of the entire host and impacted communities in Egbema Kingdom under OML40 operational areas.

“I am also using this medium to wake the the Okomu youth council and the Gbaraun youths to also follow the doggedness of the Egbema youths body and do the same to Okomu oil Palm Company plc where racial descrimination is on now. 

“The host and impacted Ijaw communities are been oppressed massively and i don’t know if there is a genuine memorandum of understanding between the Okomu oil Palm company and the ijaw host and impacted communities because the way the host communities are treated is like the apartheid era in South Africa.”

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