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3 Nov 2016

Sahara Reporters (USA)

Nigeria: 34 Delta State communities affected by oil spill give NNPC/NSPC 7-day ultimatum to clean up impacted areas and pay compensation

"Oil Spill: 34 Gbaramatu Communities Give NNPC/NSPC 7-Day Ultimatum To Pay Compensation, Provide Relief Items, Clean Up Impacted Areas", 30 Oct 2016

Thirty-four communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State have given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigeria Pipeline Storage Company (NSPC, but formerly PPMC) a seven-day ultimatum to clean up the communities affected by 17 August PPMC trunk line crude oil spillage, provide relief items and pay adequate compensation. The demands were made in a statement issued by the impacted communities...[T]he communities, within seven days, want a clean-up [of] the impacted communities, relief materials as well as adequate and fair compensation to the people. The statement also have a form warning in the event of default: "If NNPC/NPSC fails to comply with our demands within seven days, we would have no other option than to shut down the Escravos to Warri trunk line until our demands are met."