The continued restiveness in oil producing communities are the By- Products of actions of Oil Companies operating in areas like in Ohaji/Egbema and even Oguta LGA of Imo State.
Upon that,the President of National Congress of Ohaji Youths, NACOY, Comr. Emmanuel Ugorji, while fielding Questions with Journalists in Owerri accused oil exploring companies in the area of being heartless.
President Ugorji lampooned the oil companies for abandoning their Corporate Social Responsibilities .
He asserted that some youths who who are branded/alleged to have attacked Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s vehicle apparently were reacting to long neglect of their communities by Staling Global Oil Company that led to crushing of some youths last week.
Our News Correspondent recalled that the Imo State Governor Sen.Hope Uzodinma who swiftly went to Egbema to condole with families of the deceased and leaders while addressing the people inside got shocked to hear that disagreement among youths led to damage of his official vehicle’s windscreen.
The Youth President berated Managers and Owners of the more than 13 Oil Wells in Ohaji/Egbema for not providing good access roads from Umuokanne, to Mgbishie, Obile, Ilile ,Assa Gas Plant and even Obitti where the Rubber Plantation is Situated. As you can see, we have no hospital,no electricity and good water supply”, he noted.
In his words, there no Inheritance for us in the House of Jessy? Too bad that Natural Deposits should be turned into curse instead of blessing by these wicked Oil Companies since 1960.
The Youth Leader disclosed that Oil Host Communities are hospitable as well as appreciative of any Govt such as the Sen.Hope Uzodinma govt of Imo State who are sohowing concern for plight of oil communities.
In fact my people will start assessing this govt after one year, he declared.
He observed that misrepresentation of our people both Ohaji and Egbema is their bane. We are the most hospitable community and food basket of the Eastern Heartland.
He insists that Ohaji Youths are now with a new vision and Orientation under his Leadership ,else there would have been a reprisal over the murder of one Barr.Demian Ali by a wicked Pharmacist in Owerri.
The Youth Leader expressed delight over the level of Co-operations between the present Imo govt with Oil Communities towards reducing their burden.
Hse said a media tour and youth symposia would soon commence by his leadership of Ohaji in the ckommunities as he appealed to Social Media operators to always verify facts before posting.