OIL And Gas Host Communities Association, a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), working in collaboration with Oil and Gas Companies around the country has completed an arrangement to stamp out insecurity, youth restiveness and militancy within the states hosting the Oil and Gas Companies. The association is ensuring that the people of the host communities are adequately Engaged and Empowered. This is for the interest of the people, The Oil and Gas Companies and the Nation at large. The major cause of insecurity, youth restiveness and militancy is idleness, lack of what to do to earn a living. Youths of the Host Communities are roaming the street without anything to do to support their existence, it may be difficult for them to be employed but the surest way for them to be engaged is though self-employment, but then, how can they be self employed without technical and financial support? The Oil and Gas Host Communities Association will therefore identify the people of the Host Communities and harness their potentials to ensure that they are adequately Engaged and Empowered. To achieve this Oil and Gas Host Communities Association will fulfil its mandate which include the following, amongst others; . To encourage education of the people of the host communities. . To source for available amenities for the people of the Host Communities. . To encourage entrepreneurship among the people of the Host Communities. . To ensure that all youths in the Host Communities are meaningfully empowered, protected, defended to take charge of their destiny. The Oil and Gas Host Communities Association will make this possible by liaising with the necessary organs of government, multinationals, Oil and Gas companies operating in Nigeria and also ensure that all conflicts are resolved through dialogue. ft is a new approach to bring peace. The association is currently taking steps to identify the people of the host communities and it is also providing Strategic Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) to all Project Contact Persons within the Host Communities. This is a complete change of Strategy to ensure that everybody within the Host Communities benefits from the Oil and Gas Companies operating within their environs.