The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Monday Igbuya, who gave the advice in Asaba observed that the attitude of some companies had posed a cog in the wheel of progress of the local government.
Mr. Speaker was addressing a delegation of Seplat to the Delta State House of Assembly.
The speaker told the management to have a change of attitude in dealing with matters relating to roads, employment of Okpe indigenes and job security.
Igbuya who is not happy about the level of unemployment of youths in the local government, said he was baffled and felt sad at the news of the dismissal of Okpe people and employment of foreigners by the organization.
Apparently showing his annoyance, Igbuya urged local and foreign organizations to join government in the rural modernization package by repairing bad roads in areas where they operate.
“Let the people feel the impact of modern facilities. Let the people enjoy basic amenities such as good roads. Let local roads be rehabilitated and new ones constructed”
He appealed to the management to stay away from politics and think more of their businesses and those things that could develop the host communities.
“Sapele is a peaceful local government. Be fair to the communities. Employ our people directly” he said.
Earlier, the delegation had appealed to Mr. Speaker and the good people of Sapele for their cooperation.
“We have built strong relationships with our local stakeholders. We have created a stable operating environment and positive social and economic outcomes for our host communities” leader of the delegation and base manager, Sapele, Mr. Chukwuma Igeleyan said.