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Oil spillage: Erhoike-Kokori Community accuses HEOSL of negligence
By Ukane Godwin
THE indigenes of Erhoike community Kokori in Ethiope East LGA, of Delta state have accused the management and staff of Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), over what they described as negligent for the oil spillage which they allegedly set fire on that ravaged the ecosystem of the entire community thereby calling on both Federal, state, local government and other agencies to come their rescue.
However, a reliable source from the community who spoke to newsmen at the scene of the oil spillage posited that,
“We are in our community this morning when we see the heavy smoke. We see fire everywhere with some of the workers of the Heritage company who allegedly set fire on the Oil spill thinking that, that is the best way to clean-up the oil spill without our consent” the source stated.
Speaking further, the source also hinted that, “Erhioke community has written a notification letter to the company for over two weeks now for the issue of the Oil spill for them to come and clear it up for safety purpose but they did not responded only for them to come now and set fire on it which they think is the best thing to do”
“See what they have caused now, all our ecosystem have been destroyed and we don’t have any other places to farm on, non to be fishing which is 80% of our income, we use this medium to call on the Federal, State local government and other agencies to come to our help because our life is now in danger” the source added.
However, all efforts to reach out to the top management officers of HEOSL, and the executive chairman of Ethiope East LGA, Hon. Chief Mrs. Faith Majemite, the House of representative member of the Federal constituency Hon. Ben Igbakpa including the Member representing the Ethiope East constituency, Hon. Innocent Anidi, and the DESOPADEC commissioner representing the area Hon. Okakuro Kent Akigho Okiemute proved abortive as at the time of filling this report.