The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Malam Mele Kyari has intervened and settled the two year old rift between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Belema community in Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
The highlight of the settlement, according to information reaching us was that representatives of Shell and Belema shook hands and embraced one another in the presence of Malam Mele Kyari and the nation’s minister of State for petroleum, Timipre Sylva.
As at October 2018, the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF), alleged forceful invasion of Belema flow station and gas plant by security operatives on alleged orders of Shell, to forcefully resume oil exploration on the facility.
Two months earlier, the host communities of OML 25, otherwise known as the Belema field, had shut down the Belema flow station and continue to occupy it over some issues and differences with SPDC bordering on neglect and underdevelopment of the community by the oil firm.
Source: PerSecond News.