The board chairman of OML30 Community Development Board (CDB), high Chief Iduh Amadhe has urged youths from area B clusters in OML30 to desist from promoting crisis in Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), JV Partner (NPDC) and Shoreline

Amadhe gave the advice while reacting to protest by youths of the area over infield surveillance contract allegedly awarded to two Isoko contractors by Heritage oil Company, operators of OML30.

He stated that his role as leader in the CDB Board of OML30 in the infield surveillance contract, is to recommend contractors, adding that the recommendation was done in June 2023.

Amadhe maintained that 15 contractors were recommended, 7 from Isoko area B and 8 from Urhobo area A, stressing that the board has no power to determine the contractor who should be awarded contract as it goes through so many processes.

“The due process is that after Heritage has finished their own part of the process, they prepare reports and send to Joint Venture partners (NPDC) and Shoreline who then give concurrence. The CDB board don’t have powers to give contract to anybody”.

Amadhe emphasize that the work of the board is to appropriate funds made available from the Gmou for projects into various clusters in OML30 communities, adding that the board inspects and evaluate projects in each cluster.

He noted that Community Development Board (CDB) cannot award infield surveillance contract except Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited.

Amadhe said, let the protesters bring evidence of contract awarded to Henry Ojogho which he hajacked for Zino Onaemor, noting that if they cannot provide evidence of witch hunt against anyone, it means campaign of calumny and destruction of character, a situation that may lead to litigation.

The CDB Board chairman urged Youths in area B Isoko, to toe the part of peace as threat to disrupt crude oil production in the area is economic sabotage that can lead to security agency and government intervention.

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