Gov. Douye Diri surprise over silence of House of Representatives on recent oil spill

Written by on December 14, 2021

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has expressed surprise over the silence of the House of Representatives on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The leak, which occurred on November 5 at the OML 29 Wellhead 1 operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited, polluted the Santa Barbra River and creeks for more than a month before it was stopped.

Diri spoke when he received the House Committee On Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring during a courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa.

He maintained that one does not have to be from Bayelsa to raise a motion on the spill, likening it to Boko Haram insurgency and banditry ravaging the North that every member had raised motions to see to its end.

Speaking earlier, chairman of the House Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, Legor Idagbo, said the legislators were in the state on oversight duties on the NCDMB.

Seun Fakorede

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