Delta Government Concerned about 26 Oil Companies that left. Government plans to lure back 26 Oil companies that left Delta State due to attacks on facilities
“Delta Government Concerned about 26 Oil Companies that left” – Deputy Gov.
Government plans to lure back 26 Oil companies that left Delta State due to attacks on facilities
The government of Delta State government is concerned about the 26 major oil companies that left due to militant’s continuous hostilities and attacks on their facilities.
Lately there have also been regular communal crises in the state, particularly in Ogbe-Ijoh/Aladja communities. Deputy Governor Kingsley Burutu Otuaro spoke to political leaders on Tuesday in Asaba emphasized that the Asaba-based authorities were concerned about the oil companies that left Delta to other states.
Strong Government Policies needed
He underlined the need for strong government policies and advocacy to make sure hostilities and rising security problems are tackled and promised that the Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration will work out how the oil companies would come back to a peaceful environment rid of attacks and hostilities.
“One of the cardinal points in Dr. Okowa’s SMART agenda is to create wealth and bring prosperity for all Deltans through those programmes.
Our youths will be engaged and become relevant for peace to continue in the state and so that oil companies that left will return.”
Otuaro called on Deltans to help the state government to overcome the various problems.
Also Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr. Mofe Pirah, noted that government and select political office holders see the need to stop development levies described as “deve” by the youths in various communities used to disturb companies saying that oil companies that left did partly due to this and it scares investors.
Delta governor agrees to 13 bills
Also, the speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Monday Igbuya said Governor Okowa had ratified 13 out of the 17 bills passed by it.
These include Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission Law, 2015, Delta State Contributory Health Commission Bill, 2015, Appropriation Law 2016, Delta State Economic Planning Council (Amendment) Law, 2015, Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Law, 2016, Delta State Security Trust Fund (Amendment) Law 2016 and Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Hostage Taking Law, 2016.
Others are Delta State Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Cultism Law, 2016, Delta State Scholarship Board Law, 2016, Delta State Structure for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law, 2015, Delta State Public Procurement Commission Agency Law, 2015, Delta State Traditional Rulers and Chiefs (Amendment) Law, 2016 and Delta State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery Law, 2016.