Dialogue Key to Conflict Resolution — Otuaro

Dialogue Only Way Out – Amgbaduba Reiterates

Delta State Deputy Governor, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, has said dialogue remains crucial to resolving conflicts between oil companies and their host communities, just as the State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba noted that dialogue is the only way out.

Dialogue Key to Conflict Resolution — OtuaroOtuaro, stated this on Friday shortly after a closed-door meeting with officials of Shell Petroleum Development Company SPDC led by the Manager Asset Management (West), Mr. Mesh Maichibi at the Government House Annex, Warri.

The Deputy Governor said the meeting was called to resolve brewing dispute between oil rich Odimodi and Ogulagha communities in Burutu Local Government Area of the state.

He said that peace remains a panacea for meaningful development in any society and advised oil producing communities not to take laws into their hands over issues with oil companies but engage in constructive dialogue by adopting peace building mechanisms instituted by the state government.

The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that Otuaro further called on the oil producing communities to protect oil facilities in their domains to help the economy of the state.

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“As oil producing communities, do not resort to issuance of ultimatums, threats and destruction of oil facilities but leverage on conflict resolutions and peace building structures established by government to resolve grievances with multinational oil companies.

“This meeting is to address security concerns in the oil operating environment as regards Odimodi and Ogulagha communities with SPDC.

“We have made far reaching decisions that will help to quell the situation and I must tell you that it is a win-win situation for everyone.

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“As you know, the Okowa-led administration is people-oriented hence the welfare of the people remains paramount,” he said.

The State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba at the meeting, said government would continue to play key roles in resolving grievances between oil producing communities and multinational oil companies.

“We are satisfied with the out come of the meeting, we would continue to talk, because talking to ourselves is the only way out.

“The whole idea of breaching critical facilities in the name of protests will take us back to the old days. We will advise them to be patient and allow all the talks to yield fruit and the benefits will be at the door step of Deltans.” Amgbaduba added.

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The meeting had in attendance the Special Advisers to the Governor on Petroleum, Barrister Ernest Ogwezzy, Peace Building and Conflict Resolutiom, Chief Edwin Uzor, among other stakeholders.


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