Nigeria: 3 Delta communities impacted by oil spill allegedly from NPDC facilities demand $5.4 million compensation; issue 21 days ultimatum

Author: Kola Eke-Ogiugo, Leadership (Nigeria), Published on: 22 February 2017

"3 Delta Communities Demand N1.71bn Compensation From NPDC Over Alleged Oil Spillage", 22 Feb 2017

Piqued by the September 2016 alleged oil spillage and consequent fire out break which destroyed properties, particularly means of their livelihood, the people of Ukpiovwin, Okor and Oghior in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, have demanded payment of N1.71billion as compensation from the operating Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)...[A]lleged oil spill and fire through operated facilities of the NPDC was said to have destroyed the streams of the three communities including their farmlands in September 2016 thereby rendering its residents empty in means of their livelihood...NPDC officials, one of them Mr. Steven Okuhor said the people had benefited so much from the oil company, adding that the oil spill did not affect their streams or farmlands as they claimed. “We are not liable to any compensation, the people have benefited so much from us, they are just looking for trouble and we will follow them in the due process”...

 

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Related companies: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)