50 oil bloc field ownership to expire in 2019 – Edwin Clark

An elderstateman, Chief Edwin Clark has urged the Federal
Government to open up the existing platforms and frameworks to
accommodate more people from the Niger Delta in the allocation of
oil blocs.
Clark, who is the National leader, Pan-Niger Delta Forum
(PANDEF), made the plea while speaking with newsmen on
Wednesday in Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta.
He said that Niger Delta indigenes were not given priority in the
allocation of oil blocs in spite of being directly affected by the
impact of oil and gas exploration activities.
“It has become more pertinent and expedient that the Federal
Government, without delay, should open up the existing platforms
and frameworks to accommodate more people from the Niger
Delta.
“This will, in no small measure, check the socio-economic and
related challenges in the region.
“We are aware that about 50 oil blocs and marginal fields will
expire in 2019. These marginal fields should be divested to
indigenous companies.
“Also, the Federal Government should henceforth, as a matter of
strategic priority, approve its granting to Niger Delta indigenes.
“The state governments in the Niger Delta zone should be given the
Right of First Refusal (RoRF) in the renewal and award of new oil
licenses.

2 Comments

  1. Very nice

  2. Ok

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