FG should investigate oil spill in Uzere

In 2023, there was an oil spill in Uzere, in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State which spread into farmlands and fishing ponds of Uzere. The effect of that spread is that Uzere farmers and fishermen have had their means of their livelihood destroyed.

The affected community, Uzere, contributes over 40 oil wells to crude oil production in Nigeria, yet it is the butt of underdevelopment in Nigeria.

There are reported cases of outbreaks of diseases likely to result in an epidemic of unknown proportions if massive remediation work involving competent contractors is not carefully done.

Via self-effort, the community is building a power station needing to be powered by abundant gas reservoirs. Yet the operators of OML 30 want Uzere people to pay for the gas.

Let the Federal Government of Nigeria intervene on behalf of the people of Uzere to prevent a crisis in that community which may likely affect oil production in Nigeria.

Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku, [email protected]

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Tribune Online