WARRI____Pandemonium as more right groups and angry youths in Forcados terminals, Warri-Escravos and Egbema Kingdom have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of staff of the Federation, Gambari, the chief of army staff, the chief of Naval staff, Chief of air staff, the inspector General of police and the Director of Department of State Service, DSS, force headquarters in Abuja to terminate the multi-billion naira pipeline surveillance contract currently awarded to Ocean Marine Solution Limited, OMS, chaired by Captain Hosa Okunbor over what it described as poor management of the contract.
In a press release by the Volunteers Against Economic Exploitation and Marginalization, VAEEM, which was signed by its spokesperson Macdonald Bekes said, the youths in the OMS operational areas were being sidelined and treated with disdain by Captain Hosa Okunbor.
The group said despite the contract worth 2.5billion dollars, he employed only 30 persons in the whole Gbaramatu Kingdom and 20 in Egbema Kingdom and that the slots were not enough and that more space be created to accommodate more youths in the oil communities.
The angry youths had said the action of Capt captain Okunbor was a threat to peace in the Niger Delta region and that Captain Okunbor should be held responsible for any further breach of law and order in the region.
The angry youths who called for more surveillance slots and equitable distribution, maintained that Captain Okunbor can’t dictate what they get from the oil in their communities and that since he was not ready to provide a befitting service for the oil communities, he should be relieved of his surveillance contract.
The group added that Captain Okunbor was inhuman and that despite he made about 15billion per month, youths in the area were shortchanged and treated as slaves in their communities.
The group, however reiterated call on President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of staff of the Federation, the chief of army staff, the chief of Naval staff, Chief of air staff, the inspector General of police and the Director of Department of State Service, DSS, to terminate OMS surveillance contract which was the only ground for peace in the region.