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Published On: Sat, Nov 30th, 2013

Delta: Itsekiri Leaders Say Ugborodo Community is Peaceful for EPZ Investment

Itsekiri Monarch

As against speculations of a purported crisis said to be rocking Ugborodo community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, indigenes and community heads of Madangho, Ajaudaibo, Ogidigben, Akpakpa communities of Ugborodo over the weekend in a peaceful protest, affirmed that the community is very peaceful and investment friendly to accommodate the EPZ Project to be hosted by the community.
Addressing news men on the state of security in the community, Mr. Alex Eyengho and Mr. Jolomi Metseagharun, both members of the EPZ Committee setup by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in company of placard carrying indigenes of the community, stated that what is being experienced in the community is an isolated internal community politics happening in one of the communities making up Ugborodo which is an act of criminality.
They posited that criminality cannot be introduced in the name of community politics stating that, though the law enforcement agencies have taken up the matter, it has nothing to do with the proposed EPZ Project.
“As you can see following a tour of communities making Ugborodo, the people of the area are happy with the project as it would bring job opportunities for not only them but more than enough for the entire Delta State and that is why they are appreciative of the government of the day for the project,” they added.
On his part, the Chairman of Madangho Community, Mr. Benson Okoturoh in company of the Madangho Community Youth Chairman in their different remarks, said, “Madangho is a peaceful community, what we are waiting for is the commencement of the EPZ project.”
At Ogidigben community, the Woman Leader of the community, Madam Mercy Olowu while welcoming officials of the NNPC, Chief Ayiri Emami and the Chief Security Officer of the area who were at the community for an assessment visit said they have peacefully resolve that the people of the area should work with the officials for the success of the project when it begins.
Some inscriptions on the placards read; “Peace is part of us in Ugborodo”, “EPZ is the new hope, NNPC please act fast” and “Thank you Uduaghan for EPZ opportunity,” among others.
Other community youth chairmen who spoke on the current peace being witnessed in the community are Japheth Emami, Akpakpa-Ajudaibo; David Mamah, Ogidigben and a woman leader, Madam Mabel Osangbajumi from Madangho Community.

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