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Trouble Looms As Ugborodo Leaders Disown Olu Of Warri Committee On PIA

PIA: Ugborodo Leaders Disown Olu of Warri

June 19, 2022

The Leaders of oil-rich Ugborodo Community in the Warri South-West LGA of Delta State, have disassociated themselves from the Olu of Warri PIA committee, vowed to ensure the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, in Ugborodoland in strict compliance with the extant laws.

The decision was taken at a special general meeting of all critical segments in Ugborodo Community convened by the member representing Warri Federal Constituency, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, iwith the Council of Elders headed by the Eghare-Aja Wellington Ojogor and Olaja-Orori Benson Dube Omadeli, the Community Trust, Women, Youths, the five sub-communities that make up Ugborodo Community (Ode-Ugborodo, Ogidigben, Ajudaibo, Madangho, Ijaghala) and other stakeholders on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the Ode-Ugborodo Town Hall.

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They faulted the PIA Committee set up by his Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse lll as it lacks the merits to represent them. The committee they said was dead on arrival due to it composition of it members, headed by a man who has no single oil in his community.

While reemphasising that the entire PIA was communities-based, the meeting called on relevant companies and government agencies operating in Ugborodoland to immediately engage Ugborodo Community directly .

To show its seriousness on the matter, the community mandated relevant segments of the community including the Ugborodo Community Trust (UCT) and other key stakeholders in the know, to liaise with the necessary IOCs and relevant government agencies for the purpose of information gathering and ultimate official meeting with the Ugborodo Community, on or before the special general meeting would reconvene on Saturday, June 25, 2023 at the same venue.

They added that all options are on the table including legal action against the Palace should the king go ahead to foist his committee on them. The Olu had earlier set up a centre working committee to represent the entire Itsekiri in the take off of the PIA in August 2022 but this has anger the leaders as they were never consulted

Some of the other individuals in attendance at the meeting were Chief Ayirimi Emami, Prince Perry Atete, Austine Oboroegbeyi Esq., Dr. Ayo Ayomike, Mr. Isaac Botosan, Mr. Mofe Pirah, Mr. Joseph Tenumah, Mr. Monday Tenumah, Chief Bawo Kperegbeyi, Hon David Tonwe, Comrade Alex Eyengho, Mr. Julius Atete, Pastor Benson Babine, Mr. Femi Uwawah and Mr. Joseph Uwawah among others.

Source: Itsekiri Gist

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