Youths and women shut down Shell facilities due to failed promises in Bayelsa

Posted: May 22, 2015 in NaijaSpecial

On Friday, some of the youths and women of Nembe communities of Nembe Local Government Bayelsa state,Nigeria shut down two flow stations belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company for hours at around 10 in the morning.

The two facilities produce around 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
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Reason:
The people of Nembe protested with placards with various inscriptions displaying their grievances, accused SPDC of failing to fulfil their promises of providing good electricity,water and health facilities even though they have been peaceful with SPDC to run its activities for over 50 years.

Afterwards, they met with the officials of SPDC and agreed to meet with them again next week at the SPDC head office,Port Harcourt,River state.

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