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A’Ibom community tackles Mobil over ‘paltry’ development grant

A’Ibom community tackles Mobil over ‘paltry’ development grant

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Demands N1.6bn from company The people of Eastern Obolo Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State have appealed to ExxonMobil Nigeria to increase its annual development grant to the area from “the paltry sum of N250 million to N1.6 billion” as obtained in other of its host communities. Chairman, Eastern Obolo Traditional Rulers Council, Chief Job Job, made the appeal while speaking with SweetcrudeReports in Okoroete, the traditional headquarters of the Obolo people. Flanked by his Chiefs in Council, the monarch spoke through the community’s Consultant on Oil Matters, Dr. John Ukpatu. Chief Job, who reiterated that the area had nothing to show for its contributions to the development of Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria, lamented that Mobil has refused to recognise Eastern Obolo as i...