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Published On: Fri, Jul 31st, 2020

Tension in Dibi feild, Warri North over zero electricity

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Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Indications have emerged that six Communities in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state may be gearing up for a show down over several years of total blackout following lack of electricity and water Projects in the Communities
The six Communities: Tisun, Eghoro, Kolokolo ,Ureju, Usor and Sagharatie under Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dibi feild Operations, arguably are the highest marginal production field in Chevron’s Swamp operations, and are currently facing palpable tension fueled by the growing feeling of marginalization when compared to a neighbouring feild reportedly resuscitated into floating market Projects at Ogheye and water Project in Olero.
Secretary General of Tisun Management Council in Warri North Local Government Area, Prince David Odeli who spoke to Journalists in Asaba on Thursday explained that efforts were on going by Community leaders in Dibi feild to Calm frayed nerves so as to avoid a breakdown of law and order in the Communities
Prince Odeli who refused to be dragged into the argument of Marginalization of Dibi feild when compared to its neighbouring feild, however appealed to the Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa to as a matter of urgency institute process for the execution of electricity and water Projects in Tisun, Eghoro, Kolokolo, Ureju, Usor and Sagharatie Communities.
While stressing that electricity and water Projects are very essential to Indigenes and residents of the Chevron host Communities, Prince Odell a PDP Chieftain and Frontline development activist, also called on Delta state government to construct the Tisun, Kolokolo link road to Sagharatie Community and emphasized that if the Tisun Kolokolo link road to Sagharatie Community is Constructed, It would not Just open up the Six riverine Communities and Create a new socio economic hub in warri North Local Government Area but decongest the population spread in Warri and Sapele
Meanwhile, some areas in Uvwie and Warri Local Government Area are still waterlogged days after the present rainfall subsided.
Some of the affected areas at the time of this report are Chris Street, Alaka Quarters, and PTI road by masodje area among others in Uvwie Local Government Area.
Some residents who spoke on the issue expressed concern, calling on warri Uvwie and Environs Development Agency to take advantage of the break in the rains to solve the perennial problem in the affected areas adding that the situation might be worse if urgent steps are not taken to make repairs.

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