Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Protest over Designation of Anambra as Oil State

Following the designation of Anambra State as the 10th oil-producing state in Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan, three border communities between Enugu, Kogi and Anambra States are insisting that it was out of order for oil in their areas to be allocated to Anambra State.
Members of the three host communities in Enugu State involved in the oil wells dispute, have vowed to protect the oil in their place with the last drop of their blood. In a joint press statement the communities, Ojjor, Iggah and Asaba, all in the Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, berated the Enugu State Government over what it called “it’s obvious indifference in safeguarding the oil wells in our communities.” They accused the Enugu State Government of watching helplessly while Anambra State claimed the oil wells domiciled in their area.

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