– There are fears that a conflict between major stakeholders in the oil sector may result in a major crisis
– A group has taken it upon itself to address the issues for peace to reign
– Experts say the fragile peace in the Niger Delta should be managed properly so as not to disrupt the peace in the region
A civil society group on the platform of Conduct and Due Process Group has raised an alarm alleging that the peace enjoyed by oil-producing areas may soon come to an abrupt end if the conflict between the two directors of a pipeline security surveillance company is not settled.
In a statement signed and sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, January 12 by the chairman, Conduct and Due Process Group Comrade Adediran Raymond, the group said it has been observing a situation that could quickly result in a conflict that would send the Niger Delta region into the dark ages.
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Part of the statement read:
“Our organization has been closely watching the tug of war between the founders and directors of Ocean Marine Solutions Limited which has spilled over the pages of newspapers.
“While this might seem like a mere internal conflict, it poses a greater threat to the stability of the oil-producing areas, national oil infrastructure, and the nation’s oil revenue as a whole.
“As a civil society group the purpose of our intervention in this matter is to ensure that the interest of the people and by extension the interest of the nation comes first at all times.”
The group further vowed to pursue the matter strictly in the interest of national peace and stability of the country.
Meanwhile, a resident of Port Harcourt city named Gbemi has shared a photo showing how soot endangers the health of the Rivers state capital.
Gbemi, a fitness expert, shared photos of her Air Conditioner filters after she removed them for servicing.
The filters were covered with soot, prompting concerns over the wellbeing of Port Harcourt residents.
Recall that Dr Furo Green, a specialist and consultant surgeon at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt, had decried the impact of the black soot, saying that six million Rivers people were at the risk of cancer over the hydrocarbon.
Similarly, a consultant surgeon and the deputy chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Special Projects, and Linkages University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ochele Emmanuel, confirmed that the hydrocarbons were capable of causing cancer.
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