Youths of Ndokwa community, in Delta state, known as Pages Group International, have given a one week ultimatum to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC operators of the Independent Power Plant to initiate the process of stepping down the facility for the use of the Ndokwa people, or risk the shutdown of its operations.
The Independent Power Plant is located at Okpai, in Ndokwa East Local Government area of Delta State.
President of the group Comrade Chocky Chukwuma who gave the ultimatum yesterday at Kwale, said it was disheartening to note that despite the presence of the Power Plant in Ndokwa Nation, the people of the ethnic nationality cannot get 30 minutes of uninterrupted power supply, pointing out that in other area’s that has such facilities are located it was stepped down for the use of the people of the areas.
He stated further that the IPP was commissioned over 10 years ago with a promise to the Ndokwa People that it would be stepped down immediately, lamenting that after nothing had been done about it after over one decade.
He further stated that they had written to the office of the President, the GMD of the NNPC, Ministry of Power and Energy and the Governor of Delta State to notify them of their stand, saying that their God giving resources can’t be continually exploited without the people of the region benefiting from it.
According to him, the plant is currently serving nine states and part of the federal capital territory, reiterating that “It is either they initiate the process of stepping it down within the Ndokwa land or we shall call for its immediate shutting down on the expiration of the ultimatum as we shall keep agitating till the wishes of our people is fulfilled”.


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