Business - Latest News - September 17, 2020

Bayelsa youths shutdown Shell flow station

Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Clough Creek flow station in Bayelsa State has been shutdown by protesting youths of its Agbidiama host community.

Youths of Agbidiama in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of state, are protesting alleged unfair treatment by the multinational oil company.

President of Agbidiama Youth Council, Mr Torke Ekpetun, told newsmen that SPDC and other oil-servicing companies operating in the area abandoned their developmental obligations to the community.

He claimed that an allied firm, Clinthwealth Nigeria Limited, which was contracted by the SPDC to provide services at its oilfield in the area, had neglected the community youths since 2018, among other grievances.

“We frown at the current situation whereby host communities will bear the adverse impacts of operations of these oil companies with little or no benefit.

“We are yearning for dialogue to resolve all issues. They (SPDC and others) have refused to recognise a duly constituted youth leadership in employment matters.”

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