KULA YOUTHS SEEK INTERVENTION OF RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT OVER OIL SPILL IN COMMUNITIES
Youths of Kula Kingdom in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State are appealing to the Rivers State Government, particularly Governor NYESOM WIKE, Ministries of Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Health and Agriculture and NOSDRA as well as other relevant authorities to immediately intervene and save the people of the area and aquatic lives from imminent extinction.
President of Kula Youth Organisations Worldwide, JAPUS EKINE made the appeal in an interview with Journalists, following ongoing spills from the facility of AITEO EASTERN EXPLORATION and PRODUCTION Limited, located close to the boundary area between Kula Kingdom in Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers State and Nember axis of Bayelsa State.
“We are calling on the Rivers State Government because it is seeming like an inter-states matter right now because the place is a boundary area.
“We hear that the company, AITEO is already interfacing with the Nembe people, forgetting the Kula people.
“We plead that the Rivers State Government should intervene immediately and then; we also call on the Local Government, NOSDRA and other relevant authorities to also take inventory.
“I have been there personally, myself, the CDC Chairman, Chiefs and Elders have gone there we saw it personally.
“Up till today that I speak with you, the spill is on, it has been on for over two weeks today”.