By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT: There is disagreement in the Aggah community, the Ebgema clan in the Ogba / Egbema / Ndoni local government area of Rivers state, between the supreme ruler of the community and the people affected by the floods in the area over the Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC contract.
Some residents of the area, who have suffered floods of annulment for 50 years, have accused their supreme ruler of conspiring with some members of the Agip staff to hand them a poor project.
But, the community’s supreme ruler, Royal Royal Highness, Eze Ignatius Ekezie, however, in a swift reaction denied the accusation, claiming that Egbema Voice of Freedom, EVF, a group in the area, was working to stop development. in the community.
Speaking, Elder Martin Obioha, who praised Agip for agreeing to solve the problem in the community, urged them to ensure that the work was accomplished.
Obioha said: “We thank Agip for agreeing to come and remedy the situation. All the people disturbed by the flood are here thanking Agip for the effort. We ask that you make sure you get the job done.
“But we are concerned about the activities of some people in Agip and in our community who are working to sabotage this effort by the Egbema Voice Forum.
Meanwhile, Eze Ekezie noted that EVF has refused to work with the community in the process, adding that the group was working to drive away the contractor who had already mobilized to the site.
He said: “They tell lies in all those claims. They are behaving like an autonomous community. It is not bad that they have attracted the process. The contractor even mobilized to the site. The work is about to begin.