Ijaw oil-bearing communities in Delta state have warned Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Delta State House of Assembly to jettison the proposed amendment bill to change the structure and mode of operations of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC.
Governor Okowa had submitted the amendment bill for the DESOPADEC Law 2006 to the state’s House of Assembly, seeking to change the community target of the commission, among other changes.
But at a press briefing in Warri on Monday, representatives of five Ijaw kingdoms, Ogbe-Ijoh, Gbaramatu, Ogulagha, Diebiri and Egbema, called on the state’s legislature to ensure that articles of the amendment bill, which are unfavourable to the real oil producing communities must be expunged.

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