Bayelsa community decry slash of oil spill compensation from N3.68bn to N34m



Indigenes of Aghoro 1 community in Ekeremor Local Government Area in Bayelsa State at the weekend berated the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) for short-changing them over the payment of oil spill compensation.

They criticised the oil firm for arbitrarily determining the compensation figure for the May 17, 2018 spill in the area.

The community noted that the oil spill had impacted and polluted an estimated area of 113.03 hectares.

DAILY POST gathered that a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) report revealed that he leaks on the pipeline at three spots were caused by equipment failure and discharged some 1,114 barrels of crude oil into the environment.

Friday Otigha, a Community Leader and member of the Community Development Committee (CDC) in Aghoro 1, said the…



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