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Community rep. in oil co. dispels speculation of spillage

By NAN   |   22 November 2015   |   1:40 pm  

Oil spill

Oil spill

Mr Jonadab Onywara, the Community Officer representing Ochia community of Imo in Waltersmith Petroleum Oil Company’s operations, says there is no oil spill in the area.

Onyiwara, a leader in the oil producing community of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Sunday.

His reaction was sequel to widespread speculation and panic that a spill had occurred in the area which destroyed some parts of the community’s farmland.

He said, “the speculated oil spillage in Ochia community is a falsehood and those behind it are only acting on the figment of their imagination.

“As the officer representing Ochia community in the operation of WalterSmith, I am in a better position to tell the world that there is no oil spill in the operation area of WalterSmith.”

Onyiwara noted that it was mischievous for some persons with some hidden agenda to mislead the public in an attempt to attract the attention of the oil company.

“Since 2008 when WalterSmith commenced operation in Ochia land, there has been no serious issue regarding its operations that the company did not handle with dispatch.

“If there is oil spillage, I strongly believe that the company will equally rise to the challenge to save the lives and property of the people”, he added.

The community leader advised the residents to be wary of those spreading false information about the company, adding that WalterSmith had impacted positively on the community.



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