Ndokwa youths, under the aegis of Ndokwa Youth Alive Progressive Forum, NYAPF, have urged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, to compel Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC, to respect the agreement it reached with the Federal Government on the step down of the Independent Power Plant, located at Okpai in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the state to avert the looming crisis in Ndokwa nation.
NYAPF, in a letter to the governor, alleged that the company had since 2005, been flaunting all directives to step down the power from the plant to boost electricity supply in the various communities in Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West and Nkuwani Local Government Areas of the state, that make-up the Ndokwa nation.
The letter by the group’s National President, Mr Ozegbe Adoh, said tension in Ndokwa nation had again, been exacerbated by statements from the company allegedly claiming to have taken care of the host communities in terms of the stepping down of power from the plant.
Lamenting that the people had been in total darkness, the letter said that the company had failed to meet up with its corporate social responsibilities to the people.
“You, (the governor) having been coordinating Agip and Ndokwa youths on the issue of the IPP step down, we sincerely appreciate your efforts in trying to maintain peace in the state.” It will be unwise to allow Agip jeopardize the relative peace currently existing in Nation.”
The letter also urged the governor to prevail on the company to respect the Environmental Impact Assessment, EIP report, the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s directive to step down power for Ndokwa people.