Edo Communities Protest Non-representation In Planned NDDC Appointment

nddc-logoFour communities in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State are protesting their non  representation in the planned appointment of commissioners to the NDDC Board.

Members of the communities took to the streets and blocked the entrance to the various oil companies to protest what they called forty two years of neglect by both the Federal, state and Local Government authorities despite the huge revenue from oil in their community.

They promised more radical actions if their demands are not met.

These protesters are from Oben, Iguelaba, Ikobi and Obezobe-nuku communities in Orhionmwon LGA of Edo State.
They decided to také the bull by the horn as their cry to the State governor and the Senator representing their constituency revealed that they already have nominees of their own, which they do not agree with.

They pledged to continue their agitations until their demands are met.

Expect increased power supply between now and December-Petroleum Minister

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has announced major milestones in the Gas Supply Emergency Plan which has helped power generation to reach an unprecedented 4.200MW.

This comes four months after the declaration of the project with a 12 month timeline to address the misalignment in the nation’s gas to power aspirations.

Allison-Madueke was speaking at a news conference in Abuja where she attributed the increase in power generation to the improvement in gas supply.

She listed the items completed in the critical pipeline segments to include a Permanent Gas Supply Pipeline from Itoki to Olorunshogo in Ogun state, the 56km by 24inch escravos-warri gas pipeline – doubling the pipeline capacity and enhancing gas evacuation from escravos as well as the 130km by 36inch Oben to Geregu pipeline.

She explained that the net impact of all these is the addition of 120million cubic feet of gas per day to the grid and the permanent elimination of the challenges of low gas pressure that has plagued the Olorunshogo PHCN and NIPP power plants.

The minister assured Nigerians to expect continued growth over the current all-time peak recorded by the power ministry between now and December.