Stakeholders from Urhobo host communities to Trans-Forcados Pipeline TFP in Delta State, have asked the Federal Government and Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL to review and award the pipeline surveillance on Urhobo section of TFP to any competent Urhobo indigene.
The stakeholders in a statement on Monday at Ughelli, Delta State, issued by Comrade D.A Onisiru, said a section of the TFP is situated in Urhobo host communities in OML30, Delta State.
” We have competent and qualified Urhobo in OML30 Host communities that can execute the pipeline security and surveillance on our section of Trans-Forcados pipeline. The Federal Government, Ministry of Petroleum Resources and NNPCL should urgently consider our demands and implement same”
They said the NNPCL should immediately review the TFP security contract to reflect justice and equity as the Urhobo people are capable of securing the pipeline in their communities.
According to them, the Federal Government and NNPCL must make the whole pipeline surveillance package to be ” operation secure your own area”, rather than allowing someone not from Urhobo host communities to handle the pipeline surveillance in the area.
The leaders continued that Urhobo host communities covered large area of the Trans-Forcados Pipeline and which is why the surveillance contract should be given to an Urhobo person.
They warned that Federal Government and NNPCL must urgently do the needful to review and award the Urhobo section of Trans-Forcdos Pipeline to Urhobo indigene because Urhobo youths are agitating for employments.