MOSIEND Threatens To Shutdown 5 Oil Facilities Over Marginalisation

The Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND), has threatened to shutdown facilities belong to five multinational oil companies over the marginalisation of Oro ethnic nationality in Akwa Ibom State.

The affected multinational oil companies include Universal Energy, Monopoly Oil, Addax Petroleum, Oriental Energy and Total Exploration and Production.

MOSIEND decried high level of marginalization, neglect, deprivation and oppression meted against the good people of Oron nation by the multinational oil firms.

The group disclosed in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt yesterday by the Chairman of Oruko Clan, Comrade Godgift Edet Inyang-Urueoffong.

The statement stated that in spite of the numerous oil companies exploring oil within their communities, there was nothing to show forth.

It reads in part: “In spite of the numerous oil companies exploring oil within our communities, there is nothing to show forth. There is zero compliance of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

“There is no employment quota of our people in the companies. Every employment and contract is done in Lagos. Under-development and poverty have ravaged our communities.

“There is total disconnect between the companies and communities. Worst of it all is the blatant refusal of the federal government to intervene and give justice to the people of Oro.

We are hoping that the recently signed Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, is tailored to accelerate socioeconomic development of oil the bearer communities to tangible engagement.”

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