By Steve Seigha, Warri
Concerned Ilaje Coastal Communities Trustees in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State have advised the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government not to politicize or divert the Gas Revolution Industrial Park Project,GRIP also known as EPZ from their land.
The Executives of the Concerned Ilaje Coastal Communities,Prince Abayomi Ogunfemi, Hon. Akin Ojamani, and Mr. Adewale Adesuyi, Chairman,Secretary and Public Relations Officer respectively handed down advise after they rose from a press conference held in Warri.
In a communique they signed on behalf of their people, they also demanded that the Federal Government to commence the immediate takeoff of Okerenkoko dockyard, the immediate takeoff of Omadino/Escravos road project,the immediate takeoff of Koko Ogheye road project, Electrification of Escravos Communities, inclusion of Gbaramatu, Itsekiri and Ilaje sons and daughters into the 57 marginal oil field bidding.”
They warned that failure for Federal Government to comply and heed to their advise will amount to the shutdown of all oil production activities in their domain.
They stressed that,”We will be left with no option than to join hands with our other stakeholders to execute same as this God-given mineral/natural resources cannot and/or not be diverted out of the area but to meet it’s original purpose for the area which is EPZ project. ”
The Ilaje people who spoke as a follow up to their letter to the publications made in the Vanguard Newspaper dated 10/07/2020 respectively said,”We the aforementioned and/or above body under the amiable chairmanship of Prince Abayomi Ogunfemi, Hon. Akin Ojamani(Secretary), Mr. Adewale Adesuyi (PRO) and other Executives; do hereby advise the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with all honesty and unalloyed influence to urgently adhere to the recent publications, published by the