Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

Survellance: Ijaw OMS Host Communties Youths Backs Captain Hosa, Urges FG To Disregard Protesting Groups – The Liberator 

Says OMS deserves praises as its operations have drastically reduced pipeline vandalism in the area

By Binebai Princewill 

A group under the aegis of Ijaw OMS Host Communities Youth Coalition in Delta State has backed Captain Hosa Okunbor, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Marine Solutions Limited for his pipeline security contract, urging the Federal Government of Nigeria to disregard any group that is protesting against the company. 

While defending Capt. Hosa, the group noted that OMS deserves some praises for doing an excellent job in the facility, stressing that its operations have drastically reduced pipeline vandalism in the area. 

The group stated their position yesterday via a statement issued to newsmen in Warri, signed by Prince Igbiriki, national coordinator of the Ijaw host communities youth coalition and Comr. Kenneth Nadifa, secretary of the group, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper. 

The statement reads in full below:

IJAW OMS HOST COMMUNITIES YOUTH COALITION


June 26, 2020


DISREGARD PROTESTS AGAINST OMS, IJAW YOUTHS TELL PRESIDENT BUHARI AND NNPC


The attention of the Ijaw OMS Host Communities Youth Coalition has been drawn to consistent threats in the media to disrupt the surveillance operations of OMS Solutions Nigeria Limited in Egbema Kingdom, Warri North Local Government Area  by a body that goes by the name Egbema Youth Network and in the Escravos and Forcados axis in Warri South West and Burutu Local Government Areas of Delta State by the so call Central Youth Bodies. As youths of Ijaw host communities to the surveillance operations of OMS Solutions owned by Capt. Okunbor Hosa, we wish to clearly disassociate the youths of the host communities and our communities from the cheap blackmail and unfounded allegations by the so call Egbema Youth Network and the Escravos and Forcados Central Communities Youth bodies. For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that the Egbema Youth Network and the Central Youth Bodies of Escravos and Forcados do not have the authority to speak for the host communities. The Ijaw host communities to OMS surveillance operations in the transforcados trunkline, the Escravos trunkline and in the Egbema axis of Warri North are working in harmony with OMS. It is on record that since OMS took over, the rate of destruction to the aforementioned facilities has drastically reduced through the cooperation of the host communities and the management of OMS. 

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It is also on record that all the key staff of OMS both at the management and field level are from Ijaw, Urhobo, Isoko and Itsekiri communities hosting the facilities. Therefore the call for the contract to be given to an indigene of the host communities is baseless. We the host communities to OMS are very comfortable with the management of OMS. The youths protesting against OMS are being sponsored by those who are not comfortable with OMS war against illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalization in Delta State. However, we are fully in support of OMS and the war against illegal bunkering and destruction of our communities must be stopped for the benefit of future generations.



Consequently, we call on President Buhari, Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Slyva and the NNPC/NPDC to completely disregard the protest by the so call Egbema Youth Network and the Escravos and Forcados Central Youth Bodies. We the youths of the OMS host communities are comfortable and ready to continue our partnership with OMS Solutions to safeguard the nation’s critical economic assets.


Signed:

Prince Igbiriki

National Coordinator,

IJAW OMS HOST COMMUNITIES YOUTH COALITION


Comrade Kenneth Nadifa

Secretary, IJAW OMS HOST COMMUNITIES YOUTH COALITION

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