Soku oil wells belong to Rivers, Wike insists


The disputed Soku oil wells belong to Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has maintained.

He pointed out the Supreme Court had affirmed the oil wells belong to Rivers following admission by the National Boundary Commission (NBC) that it erroneously shifted the boundary between Rivers and Bayelsa States from River Santa Barbara to River Saint Batholomew in the 11th Edition of the Administrative Map of Nigeria.

He spoke with reporters in Port-Harcourt on Monday.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike said: “In 2002, the NBC altered the boundary in the 11th Edition of the Administrative Map of Nigeria.

“They made a mistake by shifting the boundary from River Santa Barbara to River St Batholomew. At the Supreme Court, the NBC wrote a letter a admitting their error.

“The Supreme Court made an order for the NBC to correct the error of the 11th Edition in the 12th Edition,” he said.

Wike lamented seven years after the Supreme Court gave…



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