Belema Oil: Group Wants Resumed Production
YOUTHS under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Rivers State chapter, have called on Belema Oil to commence exploration in Ogoniland. A youth activist and leader of Niger Delta Peace Coalition, Zik Gbemre, has, however, cautioned that the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report and cleanup of Ogoniland should be the people’s priority and not resumption of oil production in the area. He warned that Belema Oil’s quest to return to Ogoniland might instigate crisis between the youths and the elders. Chairman, NYCN, Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sokubo, argued that being an indigenous firm, Belema Oil would enhance peace and harmony among Ogoni people and add value to their lives. He urged people to disregard comments by Gbemre.