BENIN CITY – The Joint Trustees Committee of host community groups  to the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has threatened to stage 14 days of militant procession around the establishment to protest what they called the “blatant refusal of the Managing Director to abide by the existing protocols and agreement reached with the host communities”.
The Joint Trustees Committee, which is made up of Niger Delta Oil and Gas Producing Communities Network (NDOGPCN) Benin Development Union (BEDU) and Edo Unity League (EUL), said in a statement that the planned protest “became expedient as all attempts to have meaningful dialogue with the managing director of NPDC had proved abortive”.
The group’s statement which was signed by Dr. Oboma Isaiah Esq called on President Goodluck Jonathan to “consider an immediate and unconditional sack of the managing director of the integral subsidiary of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company as his action run contrary to the transformation agenda of the federal government”.
The group accused the managing director of running a sectional tribal management methodology which is not in thee best interest of the Niger Delta people and Nigerians at large.
It also accused the managing director of gross incompetence in dealing with internal and external stakeholders of the establishment which has led to a frightening crack in the corporate image of the enviable company.
On less an immediate and unconditional sack as well as holistic overhaul of the company, we fear that the perilous end of the establishment is imminent and we are ready to stage fourteen days of militant procession around the establishment if urgent steps are not taken to save the company from his imminent hostility the statement worn.