Bayelsa community halts oil exploration, sack workers

The media relations manager said that the development had been reported to the appropriate government agencies.

Some residents of Opukushi in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have disrupted oil exploration at an oilfield operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the area.

The community resident hosting SPDC’s EA fields took the action to protest alleged exclusion from contracts in the ongoing oil drilling.
The Chairman of Opukushi Community Development Committee, Chief Preye Simon, said that the people took the action to draw attention to their plight.