Urhobo/Isoko Coalition Urges FG to Terminate Omo-Agege Pipeline Surveillance 

Sylvester Idowu in  Warri

The Coalition of Urhobo and lsoko Ex-Agitators in Delta State has called on President Bola Tinubu to terminate, with immediate effect, the pipeline surveillance contract of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, alleging that his ‘opaque’ practice, diversion, and suppression of NNPCL pipeline surveillance slots meant for Urhobo and lsoko youths.

The placards-carrying protesting Urhobo and Isoko youths who thronged the DSC Road in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State yesterday condemned what they called the Omo-Agege greed to corner what belongs to them.

The angry ex-agitators in a statement signed by their Chairman, Godspower Okoro, and made available to journalists read in part: “We the aggrieved youths of Urhobo and lsoko hereby call for the immediate arrest, prosecution and termination of the pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

“We also plead for the president to kindly approve the establishment of Artisanal Modular Refineries Development Commission (AMRDCO) to put an end to all forms of illegal bunkering in the Niger Delta region.”

The group, which harped on the need for Omo-Agege to be brought to book, said: “Sequel to the earlier ultimatum given by the Coalition of the Urhobo and Isoko Ex-Agitators on March 9, 2023, which was widely circulated in the print and electronic media but fell on the deaf ears of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, we the leadership of Coalition of Urhobo and Isoko Ex-Agitators wish to call on the  good office of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other relevant agencies of the government to swing into action for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege over his unlawful diversion/suppression of NNPCL pipeline surveillance slots belonging to Urhobo and Isoko ex-agitators.”

The protesting youths maintained that the action taken by the former deputy Senate President has brought so much hardship and restiveness to Urhobo and lsoko land “a situation which made it paramount and imparity for us the Urhobo and Isoko ex-agitators to carry out this protest and to send this Save Our Soul (SOS) message to President Tinubu to use his Executive Fiat to bring the greedy Senator Omo-Agege to justice.

“Senator Omo-Agege, who influenced the pipeline surveillance contract to be awarded to his proxy, Jimmy Omo-Agege, has refused to engage the youths of Urhobo and Isoko, hence we are calling for justice and equity to prevail on this matter.”

The Urhobo and lsoko ex-agitators insisted that “Senator Ovie Omo-Agege should be made to face the law because Emna Fleets, a pipeline surveillance company, owned by Chief Emami Ayeri and Tantita Security Company owned by High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpomupolo (aka Tompolo), pay their supervisors N300,000  and field boys N200,000 monthly, while the Caesar and Emperor of Orogun is paying his selected kinsmen who play his bidding  a paltry sum of N60,000.

“It will interest you and the public to know that Omo-Agege used the pipeline surveillance contract work as a political tool during the last 2023 governorship elections by making it mandatory for the youths who were selected to work with him to first renounce publicly their membership from other political parties before they can be considered for the pipeline surveillance job, even though their salaries was nothing but a pittance of N60, 000.”

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