IMHA Members Meet With SEPLAT Oil Company Over Ohaji/Egbema Development

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2nd right, Hon. Heclus C. Okoro member representing Ohaji/Egbema in IMHA and ad-hoc committee chairman on oil companies matters, Hon. Dominic Ezerioha of Oru West (1st right), Hon. Chyna Iwuanyanwu of Nwangele (1st left) and the Eastern region based manager of SEPLAT oil company Mr. Emeka Onyeagba,shortly after the IMHA ad-hoc committee meeting with SEPLAT oil company on Thursday 18th July at the office of Hon. Heclus C. Okoro in IMHA complex. Pix by DESTINY Isinwa
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Following the motion moved by the Imo State House of Assembly Member (IMHA) representing Ohaji-Egbema State Constituency, Hon. Cyriacus Heclus Okoro on Thursday 11th July, lamentating lack of electricity and other amenities in his Constituency whereas Ohaji-Egbema LGA is an Oil Producing Area and has numerous oil companies operating in the Local Government, SEPLAT oil company has opened discussion with the Imo State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee to fashion out a way forward.

The SEPLAT oil company Based Manager,Mr. Emeka Onyeagba, was seen with the IMHA ad-hoc committee led by Hon. Heclus C. Okoro at the office of Ohaji-Egbema Lawmaker and the meeting was duly attended by other committee members like: Hon. Lawman Duruji of Ehime Mbano, Hon. Dominic Ezerioha of Oru West, Hon. Chyna Iwuanyanwu of Nwangele and the Clark of the committee.
Addressing Journalists shortly after the meeting, Hon. Heclus C. Okoro said ” we’re interfacing with SEPLAT oil company on how to achieve the motion I moved at the floor of the House, we have opened discussion with SEPLAT and so far so good: we’re making progress and we will meet again on Wednesday” Okoro stated.
In his remarks, Mr. Emeka Onyeagba who is the Eastern Region Based Manager of SEPLAT said “we got a letter from this committee represented by the Honourable members here, SEPLAT is a new company in Imo State and SEPLAT is a responsible operator and we understand that as a company we have to identify with the needs of the people, we normally have programmes for the people.
“There is also the aspect of our relationship with the communities where we meet with the communities to decide what are their needs then SEPLAT will decide how far they can support in the actualization of those their needs. However, it’s an ongoing efforts to also complete some GMoU”. Onyeagba stated.
In his brief remark, the Oru West Lawmaker, Hon. Dominic Ezerioha commended the Chairman of the committee, Hon. Heclus C. Okoro, for his commitment in pursuance of the project targeted at enhancing the living standards of Ohaji-Egbema people and further stated that “IMHA is yet to develop the concept of the agreement which has already been signed by the parties”.
Hon. Heclus C. Okoro also urged the people of Ohaji/Egbema LGA to remain hopeful in his administration and suspend various planned actions against oil companies in the Constituency hence the companies are showing willingness to attend to the needs of Ohaji-Egbema people.
“I want to use this medium to advise the good people of Ohaji/Egbema that discussion has opened between the oil companies and IMHA which I’m their representative and equally the Chairman of the committee that is handling this matter. I want to tell the people of Ohaji/Egbema to calm down, to suspend every actions because from where we have reached, it’s clear that their requests will be met.” He assured.

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