The people of Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers have issued a fourteen-day ultimatum to the federal government to meet all of their demands; failure of which they will shut down operations of oil companies in the area.
The threat followed the expiration of an initial fourteen days ultimatum issued by the Onelga people which they said the federal government has refused to respond to.
Addressing a press conference in Omoku the headquarters of Onelga , the chairman of Onelga Stakeholders Forum, Ekperi Neslon said it was disheartening that the people have been relegated despite their level of economic contribution to the country.
The people among other things demanded that the Federal and State government develop a blueprint one month from today to turn Onelga to a mega city.
“We have suffered so much in hands of these multinational companies. We don’t have any form of development in our area despite being the highest producer of gas in the country.
“We have numerous oil wells but it is difficult to see the impact of our wealth in any community in ONELGA.
“If the Federal government fails to respond, they will not like our reaction,”he said.
Also speaking a youth leader from onelga Kingsley Uguwora said unemployment of the youths contributes to the insecurity in the area.
Traditional Rulers Youth and women leaders were also present at the press conference.