Siting of flow station tears neighbouring Delta communities apart – VANGUARD; Okowa demands apology

Asaba � TWO neighbouring communities in Delta North senatorial district are
currently at loggerheads over the proposed location of a flow station by an oil
company which found oil in the area.

The situation had raised security challenges in the state, as youths from
Abavo Kingdom had gone ahead to barricade the road, thus inhibiting the oil
company, Pan Ocean, from doing business there.

It was gathered that trouble started when the people of Abavo Kingdom in
Ika South Local Government Area of the state, noticed that there was an attempt
by the company to locate its flow station at Owa Alidinma, in Ika North-East
Local Government Area and not Obiayima, which, they (Abavo) considered as
appropriate because of the quantum of oil found on their land.

As a result of the protest by the Abavo people and subsequent blockage of
the road, the Department of State Security, DSS, invited the warring
communities to a peace meeting two days ago. Details of the meeting were, however,
not made public at press time.

Meantime, addressing newsmen in Asaba, spokesman of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa,
representing Delta North, Mr. Eugene Azuka, said it was not true that he was
trying to influence the proposed location of the flow station at Owa Alidinma
as against Obiayima.

He said: �The allegation was politically motivated and we demand an apology
because at no time did the lawmaker approach the company with such a request.�

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Asaba �
TWO neighbouring communities in Delta North senatorial district are
currently at loggerheads over the proposed location of a flow station by
an oil company which found oil in the area.The situation had
raised security challenges in the state, as youths from Abavo Kingdom
had gone ahead to barricade the road, thus inhibiting the oil company,
Pan Ocean, from doing business there.It was gathered that trouble
started when the people of Abavo Kingdom in Ika South Local Government
Area of the state, noticed that there was an attempt by the company to
locate its flow station at Owa Alidinma, in Ika North-East Local
Government Area and not Obiayima, which, they (Abavo) considered as
appropriate because of the quantum of oil found on their land.As a
result of the protest by the Abavo people and subsequent blockage of
the road, the Department of State Security, DSS, invited the warring
communities to a peace meeting two days ago. Details of the meeting
were, however, not made public at press time.Meantime, addressing
newsmen in Asaba, spokesman of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, representing
Delta North, Mr. Eugene Azuka, said it was not true that he was trying
to influence the proposed location of the flow station at Owa Alidinma
as against Obiayima.He said: �The allegation was politically
motivated and we demand an apology because at no time did the lawmaker
approach the company with such a request.� – See more at:
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/03/siting-of-flow-station-tears-neighbouring-delta-communities-apart/#sthash.ZJov4MYM.dpufAsaba �
TWO neighbouring communities in Delta North senatorial district are
currently at loggerheads over the proposed location of a flow station by
an oil company which found oil in the area.The situation had
raised security challenges in the state, as youths from Abavo Kingdom
had gone ahead to barricade the road, thus inhibiting the oil company,
Pan Ocean, from doing business there.It was gathered that trouble
started when the people of Abavo Kingdom in Ika South Local Government
Area of the state, noticed that there was an attempt by the company to
locate its flow station at Owa Alidinma, in Ika North-East Local
Government Area and not Obiayima, which, they (Abavo) considered as
appropriate because of the quantum of oil found on their land.As a
result of the protest by the Abavo people and subsequent blockage of
the road, the Department of State Security, DSS, invited the warring
communities to a peace meeting two days ago. Details of the meeting
were, however, not made public at press time.Meantime, addressing
newsmen in Asaba, spokesman of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, representing
Delta North, Mr. Eugene Azuka, said it was not true that he was trying
to influence the proposed location of the flow station at Owa Alidinma
as against Obiayima.He said: �The allegation was politically
motivated and we demand an apology because at no time did the lawmaker
approach the company with such a request.� – See more at:
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/03/siting-of-flow-station-tears-neighbouring-delta-communities-apart/#sthash.ZJov4MYM.dpufAsaba �
TWO neighbouring communities in Delta North senatorial district are
currently at loggerheads over the proposed location of a flow station by
an oil company which found oil in the area.The situation had
raised security challenges in the state, as youths from Abavo Kingdom
had gone ahead to barricade the road, thus inhibiting the oil company,
Pan Ocean, from doing business there.It was gathered that trouble
started when the people of Abavo Kingdom in Ika South Local Government
Area of the state, noticed that there was an attempt by the company to
locate its flow station at Owa Alidinma, in Ika North-East Local
Government Area and not Obiayima, which, they (Abavo) considered as
appropriate because of the quantum of oil found on their land.As a
result of the protest by the Abavo people and subsequent blockage of
the road, the Department of State Security, DSS, invited the warring
communities to a peace meeting two days ago. Details of the meeting
were, however, not made public at press time.Meantime, addressing
newsmen in Asaba, spokesman of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, representing
Delta North, Mr. Eugene Azuka, said it was not true that he was trying
to influence the proposed location of the flow station at Owa Alidinma
as against Obiayima.He said: �The allegation was politically
motivated and we demand an apology because at no time did the lawmaker
approach the company with such a request.� – See more at:
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/03/siting-of-flow-station-tears-neighbouring-delta-communities-apart/#sthash.ZJov4MYM.dpufAsaba �
TWO neighbouring communities in Delta North senatorial district are
currently at loggerheads over the proposed location of a flow station by
an oil company which found oil in the area.The situation had
raised security challenges in the state, as youths from Abavo Kingdom
had gone ahead to barricade the road, thus inhibiting the oil company,
Pan Ocean, from doing business there.It was gathered that trouble
started when the people of Abavo Kingdom in Ika South Local Government
Area of the state, noticed that there was an attempt by the company to
locate its flow station at Owa Alidinma, in Ika North-East Local
Government Area and not Obiayima, which, they (Abavo) considered as
appropriate because of the quantum of oil found on their land.As a
result of the protest by the Abavo people and subsequent blockage of
the road, the Department of State Security, DSS, invited the warring
communities to a peace meeting two days ago. Details of the meeting
were, however, not made public at press time.Meantime, addressing
newsmen in Asaba, spokesman of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, representing
Delta North, Mr. Eugene Azuka, said it was not true that he was trying
to influence the proposed location of the flow station at Owa Alidinma
as against Obiayima.He said: �The allegation was politically
motivated and we demand an apology because at no time did the lawmaker
approach the company with such a request.� – See more at:
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/03/siting-of-flow-station-tears-neighbouring-delta-communities-apart/#sthash.ZJov4MYM.dpufAsaba �
TWO neighbouring communities in Delta North senatorial district are
currently at loggerheads over the proposed location of a flow station by
an oil company which found oil in the area.The situation had
raised security challenges in the state, as youths from Abavo Kingdom
had gone ahead to barricade the road, thus inhibiting the oil company,
Pan Ocean, from doing business there.It was gathered that trouble
started when the people of Abavo Kingdom in Ika South Local Government
Area of the state, noticed that there was an attempt by the company to
locate its flow station at Owa Alidinma, in Ika North-East Local
Government Area and not Obiayima, which, they (Abavo) considered as
appropriate because of the quantum of oil found on their land.As a
result of the protest by the Abavo people and subsequent blockage of
the road, the Department of State Security, DSS, invited the warring
communities to a peace meeting two days ago. Details of the meeting
were, however, not made public at press time.Meantime, addressing
newsmen in Asaba, spokesman of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, representing
Delta North, Mr. Eugene Azuka, said it was not true that he was trying
to influence the proposed location of the flow station at Owa Alidinma
as against Obiayima.He said: �The allegation was politically
motivated and we demand an apology because at no time did the lawmaker
approach the company with such a request.� – See more at:

Siting of flow station tears neighbouring Delta communities apart

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