Community Development Chairmen forum of host communities of the multi billion naira Shell Petroleum development company’s in the E.A oil field have inaugurated new executives to pilot the affairs of the association and ensure transparency in the dealings between Shell and the host communities of the E.A oil field.

Speaking at the event, Chairmen of the different host communities advised members of the forum and it’s newly inaugurated excos to work in synergy in ensuring that the interest of the people are adequately represented as they work with Shell towards bringing development to the host communities.

Newly Inaugurated Chairman of the forum, comrade Timothy Geregere while calling on a separation from the PIA act, stated that SHELL is boycotting the relevant bodies put in place to negotiate with unknown person’s appears shady, unacceptable to the host communities and a trigger of hostility towards the company.

Highlighting the challenges faced in implementing the PIA act, newly inaugurated PRO of the forum, comrade Ebifiegbene Okodokemi opined that dealing separately with the host communities is the only way to put out the flames of fume brewing between the company and them.

Lending his voice, former secretary of the forum Chief Brisibe Bralade also stated that, bringing together all the host communities under one agis with a single representative is not a welcomed idea and advished the company to maintain the status quo of dealing directly with the host communities.


Highlights of the occasion was the inauguration and handing over power to the comrade Timothy Geregere led newly elected executives with hopes of bringing lasting solutions to the squabbles between the company and it’s host communities.


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