Demands for Pipeline Security Surveillance Contract
A foremost freedom fighter and self-styled General, Alamene Jackson from has expressed his dissatisfaction over an alleged marginalization of Ogboinbiri community by Agip oil Company, operating in the state.
Alamene echoed his bitterness over the neglect of the Ogboinbiri people by Agip, stating that since the company started it’s operations in 1994, the people of Ogboinbiri has never benefited or receive any meaningful community developmental projects from Agip.
This is even as the community has presented a peaceful environment for the company to carry out it’s operations.
He went further to state that, Agip is taking the peaceful nature of Ogboinbiri people for granted, denyung the community of their benefit as a host Community, a situation he decried.
He narrated how Agip has been operating in Ogboinbiri community for over decades without the aged, men, women, youths and Children benefiting as indigenes of an oil bearing Community.
“Agip has no regards for our people. They don’t care about our wellbeing as a host and oil bearing Community. Agip has even refused to pay Ogboinbiri community her ternerment rental Agreement money since her Operation,” he stated.
“It is not news that Ogboinbiri has been producing both crude and gas which exploration is on since 1994 till date but, today it is a pity that we still don’t have nothing to show that we are oil and producing community.”
“Our youths have been deprived of employment into Agip, our Chiefs denied of contracts and our Women not been able to work in the catering servicing sub-Company.”
“Graduates who are skilled in such areas have been totally denied their rightful employment despite the fact that we have qualifief individuals to be considered for such departments in the company.”
“I want to categorically make it bold and clear to Agip oil Company that, I will not sit down and watch my people suffer in poverty. I’ve seen the pain of my people and feel same way.”
General Alamene further sought to be granted a pipeline surveillance contract to appease him or the company would be made to face the wrath of the Ogboinbiri people.
“I therefore call on Agip oil company and the executive Governor of Bayelsa state, His Excellency, Douye Diri to consider me with the Pipeline Security Surveylance Contract to secure all oil facilities within Ogboinbiri community and it’s environs or face a total shutdown of operations if Agip and Gov refuses to give me my demands,” Alamene stated.