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Nigeria: 10 communities negatively impacted by oil spillage allegedly from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's PPMC facilities

Author: Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Vanguard (Nigeria), Published on: 13 August 2017

"Oil spillage hits 10 Edo communities", 14 Aug 2017

Environmental disaster is looming in 10 communities of Etsako Local Government Area of Edo State over spillage of crude oil from the PPMC pipelines that are under repairs, which link Warri to Kaduna State. The spillage is already causing hardships in the affected communities as a result of the damage to aquatic life, rice farmland and plantations. Meanwhile, the affected communities have sent a save-our-souls letter to the relevant authorities, including the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to, without delay, carry out a clean-up and remediation of the polluted environment. The communities, which are in Uzanu Kingdom, in the petition by their lawyer, Omobayo Omo-Ige, are demanding compensation and immediate provision of relief materials to cushion the effect of the spillage...The petition, addressed to the Area Manager, Warri Area Office, PPMC-NNPC l, was also copied the Managing Director, NPSC/NNPC, Group Managing Director, NNPC, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources...

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Related companies: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)