[NEWS] SANWO-OLU MEETS DPR

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LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU, HAS MET WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR) TO DISCUSS MEASURES BEING TAKEN TOWARDS ALLEVIATING HARDSHIP FACED BY IJEGUN RESIDENTS OVER THE ACTIVITIES OF CLUSTER OIL DEPOTS IN THE AREA.

THE MEETING, HELD AT THE LAGOS HOUSE IN MARINA, WAS AIMED AT BRINGING LASTING RELIEF TO RESIDENTS LIVING AROUND THE VULNERABLE AREAS HOSTING OIL TANK FARMS AND DEPOTS BELONGING TO THE NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC).

THE DISCUSSION WAS A FOLLOW-UP TO AN INFORMAL MEETING BETWEEN THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE DPR LEADERSHIP, FOLLOWING BITTER AGITATIONS BY IJEGUN RESIDENTS WHOSE LIVELIHOODS WERE AFFECTED AND PERENNIAL TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK RESULTING FROM THE OPERATIONS OF THE OIL TANK FARMS.

THE GOVERNOR SAID THE NEED TO ASSUAGE THE HARDSHIP FACED BY AGITATED RESIDENTS LED TO THE MOVE TO SPEARHEAD A JOINT ACTION BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT, DPR AND OPERATORS OF THE OIL TANK FARMS, WHICH MUST FOCUS ON BRINGING ABOUT LASTING RELIEF IN THE AREA.

 

 

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