Oil spill: Youths shut down ExxonMobil

Youths from ExxonMobil host communities in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State have shut down the operations of the multinational firm over recurrent oil spills and strings of unfulfilled promises made to the residents. They have vowed never to leave the area until the company carries out proper clean-up of the environment and also fulfil some promises made during past oil spills.

Mr David Okon, the Secretary, Youth Presidents’ Forum and President of Iwuokpom Community Youths, where ExxonMobil has its jetty, told Daily Sun that the most recent spill occurred last Thursday when thunder struck the QIT tank farm and one of the crude oil-laden tanks went up in flames. Continue Reading

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