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Okowa Brokers Peace For Umusadege-Ogbe, Midwestern Oil Coy

By Vincent Anikwushe, Asaba.



Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has brokered peace between Umusadege-Ogbe Community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area and Midwestern Oil and Gas Company.

Rising from a meeting which lasted for over three hours and attended by representatives of the community and Midwestern Oil and Gas, both parties commended the state governor for the restoration of peace.

The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba, said the state government is committed to the sustenance of peace across the state with a view to creating an enabling environment for investors.

He appealed to the management of Midwestern Oil and Gas to do everything possible to pacify the community as they were aggrieved over the death of their sons, even as he charged the representatives of the community to be realistic about their demands.

Spokespersons of Umusadege-Ogbe community, Chief Godwin Onwuse and Chief Denis Okoh listed the community’s demand to include befitting burial ceremonies for the deceased and scholarships for their children.

Others were economic empowerment for the widows of the deceased, employment of two community youths to replace the dead ones and the building of a two-bedroom house for the families of the deceased.

Responding to the demands of the community, the Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern Oil and Gas, Engr. Charles Odita, apologized to the community for not being able to attend previous peace meetings, attributing it to flight cancellations.

He sympathized with the community over the death of the two youths, who worked as security guards to the company and promised on behalf of the company to give N3million to anyone with useful information that would lead to the arrest of those behind their murder.

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