WARRI_______The Ijaw People’s Development initiative, IPDI, has thrown its weight behind the shut down of oil facilities in Ogulagha Community, insisted that the sacked 50 workers be reinstated without further delay.
The group’s National president Comrade Ozobo Austin in a press briefing said he was in support of the shutdown of oil facilities in Ogulagha Community, reason being that oil companies in Ogulagha had not been fair to the people over the years.
Ozobo however warned against the used of force on aggrieved harmless indigenes of Ogulagha Community by oil companies, stating that such actions would be counterproductive.
He urged SPDC to go for dialogue to address the current grievances of the community workers.
The group called on His Excellency Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to prevailed on SPDC to quickly reinstate the 50 sacked indigenous workers to avoid further provocations.
The group said if the SPDC was bankrupt, it should disengaged non-indigenous workers and not indigenous workers, stating that indigenous workers should be treated with some respects.
Ozobo further added that the group would no longer accept incessant and unlawful sack of indigenous workers by any company operating in Niger Delta region.