Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has reportey kick-started moves to Warri, Delta State.
Daily Report Nigeria reports that the SPSC, which moved its western operational operational headquarters from Warri in 2013, has consented to bring back some of its departments to the oil city.
According to Vanguard, the move is initiated by the Delta State Government led by Sheriff Oborevwori.
The publication stated that the company will soon hold a formal discussion with Governor Oborevwori to deepen the negotiations, and agreement on the company’s return to the state.
The government has assured the company it will operate peacefully in Warri alongside its subsidiaries upon its return.
Commissioner for Oil and Gas in the state, Chief Vincent Oyibode, who led a delegation to a preliminary dialogue, said also appealed to other oil companies to return to the Delta.
His words: “Few weeks ago, I represented the state governor, Rt. Hon Oborevwori, in an interface with the SPDC in Port Harcourt, Rivers State during the Shell’s celebration of Independence. We met with all the top management officials of Shell in Nigeria, including the Country Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO”
“We told Shell to come back to Warri; we explained the nucleus of the MORE Agenda of the Oborevwori administration, which is meaningful development; opportunity for all; realistic reforms; and enhanced peace and security.
“We made them to understand that the governor, being a home- bred ‘Warri boy’ knows what is right for the people.
“We also justified our request with the quick intervention of the governor when some communities threatened to shut down a Shell flow station at Otumara in the state The prompt attention the governor gave to the matter made them to understand our position, and they applauded it as well.”