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OML30: Delta Govt resolve Olomoro, Heritage Oil feud

Ndu Samuel

The long standing feud between indigenes of Olomoro community and Heritage Energy, operators of marginal field has been resolved following the intervention of the Delta State government.

The resolution followed a crucial stakeholders meeting conveyed by the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emman Amgbaduba on Monday at the ministry’s headquarters in Asaba,

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The meeting was sequel to a petition to the Delta state Government by Olomoro community, one of the host communities to OML 30, over non consideration of indigenes in award of contracts; non renewal of Freedom To Operate (FTO) by contracting firms, employment of indigenes and delay in payment of Grand Memorandum of Understanding (GMOU) funds by Heritage Energy, operators of marginal field.

After hearing from both the Olomoro community and representatives of Heritage Energy, Amgbaduba who presided at the meeting told Heritage Energy to ensure that FTO be renewed within 72 hours after the meeting, and also asked them to make the GMOU funding ready on or before 1st of December, 2019 as well as give consideration to indigenes when there are job openings.

The Oil and Gas commissioner however berated Olomoro community for protesting and blocking the roads without first calling on the attention of government through writing.

Also in attendance at the meeting were commander, 222 Battalion, Maj. Ogidan, President General of Olomoro Community, Pastor Blessing Agboro and others.

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