Delta AG Gets Commendation For Crisis Management Between Oil Stakeholders

By Austin Ogwuda


The Delta State  Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barrister Isaiah Bozimo has  been commended for his  critical role  in  managing the crisis  rocking Oil companies and host communities in  the state.

This is sequel to the face-off between the NPDC and members of OML 26 community Development Board (CDB) .

The  groups  held a truce recently  with  the AG in Asaba and expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the  meeting.

They were represented by  Mr. Blessing Okpohwo  and Mr Henry Odhegolo respectively and   commended the Delta State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Isaiah Bozimo Esq and the Functioning Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary (PS) in the ministry, Omamuzo Erebe Esq, for nipping the  crisis in the bud.

Speaking to newsmen in  separate interviews the groups  admitted that the pragmatic steps adopted by the ministry in tacking nagging issues led to a peaceful resolution arising from their General Memorandum of Understanding ( GMOU).
Speaking shortly after  a meeting held between the various Clusters and community development board in OML 26 and others held in Asaba, the CDB Chairman said, “we have aligned with issues that were bringing confusion in the GMOU.
“So far, the committee handled it maturely. We are going home satisfied. The issue is about fund, it has been resolved. We are going back home to disburse it the way it should be. I commend the honourable Attorney General and the PS for doing justice to this matter”.
On his part the NPDC chief Mr. Okpohwo, said, “we are here for an interpretation of some grey areas in our GMOU, which have been properly handled by the ministry. We came out with fantastic resolutions.
“I want to, at this juncture, commend the Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Bozimo, for the brilliant way he handled the meeting. It shows he is a man versed in Law and understanding. He understands the workings of communities. We are very much impressed . The issue has been laid to rest,” he stated.
Earlier, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Isaiah Bozimo Esq, has applauded members of the Community Development Board, various clusters within OML 26, including oil companies operating within the area in the state for peaceful coexistence.
He said “I am hopeful that the progress we made today will go a long way in cementing the smooth operation of the GMOU and the peaceful co-existence between the various communities that fall within the clusters. Naturally, we could not conclude everything today, but we have made a very good start.

“I am glad that this has given us a platform on which we can build on a lasting solutions. I am very pleased with the outcome of the meeting, and I am looking forward to concluding the very strong start that we made today,” he added.


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