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Oil Firm Threatens To Stop Assisting Host Communities In Delta


One of the upstream companies operating marginal fields under Oil Mining Lease (OML) 56, in Kwale, Delta State, Mid-Western Oil and Gas (MWOG), has threatened to stop empowering its host communities. This, he said, was because beneficiaries abuse the opportunities the company offers them.

The company expressed disappointment that some previous beneficiaries of the company’s skills acquisition training sold their starter packs and failed to establish their own businesses as expected at the end of the programme.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Charles Odita, in his remarks at the presentation of starter packs to batch three beneficiaries, told them and the community leaders that the abuse of the opportunities amount to wastage on the company’s part and will also slow down the progress of the host communities.

“From the beginning when we came in to do business here, we realised that much as we cannot employ everybody, it was imperative to explore other empowerment opportunities through skill acquisition to gainfully engage as many unemployed indigenes as possible as panacea for sustaining peaceful operating environment,” Odita said.


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