Odidi federated community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, has on Wednesday, issued a 48 hours ultimatum to Neconde Energy Limited to vacate OML 42, over failure to pay indigenous contractors on executed projects.
The community also accused the company over its failure to remit dues on the agreement of Odidi Federated Community, and OML 42 Host Communities.
This ultimatum was contained in a statement signed by Chief (Dr) S.Y. Mamamu (UNPA), Ijaw-Toro Ebediwei of Warri, President of Owners of Oil Producing Communities, and the Ijaw National Congress Leader, and the Leader of OML 42 Host Communities on Behalf of OML42 Host Communities.
It reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I am aware that you are a Military and Civilian President of our great country Nigeria; as a result, you know the characters of the living and dead. Agricultural lands, Fishing Resources, Mineral Resources and as such God can use you to promote this country’s resource.
“We are giving Necode Energy Companies to vacate Odidi Federated Community and OML 42 within 48hrs.”
The Elders Statesman on his speech call on the Federal Government, The State Government, Sen. (Dr) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, The Hon. Akpabio Godswill, The Commissioner for Oil and Gas, The Nigeria Senate House Committee on Oil and Gas, The House of Representatives, The Inspector General of Police and the House of Assembly Delta State to investigate MR. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi, the C.E.O. Neconde Energy Companies Limited. He stated that, “Neconde Energy Companies has been operating in Odidi Federated Community and OML 42 at large with some companies but to mention few; Obijackson Group of Companies, Impack, Nestoil, White Dove, A&G dredging Hammacorp, EWT, etc.
“Neconde Energy Companies are in operation in Odidi Federated Community refusing to pay indigenous contractors and also dues on the agreement of Odidi Federated Community, and OML 42 Host Communities.
“We are also calling on the Director of State Security, EFCC, ICPC and other Government Agencies to investigate these companies so it may not cause communal crisis with the OML 42 Host Communities.
“We will be force to take action for the time duration mandate given to Necode Energy Companies,” the statement added.