DESOPADEC BOARD DISSOLVED *** DTHA Set to Commence Public Hearing on Okowa’s Amended Bill

By David Diai

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The Management Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC has been dissolved by the Governor of Delta State.

The dissolution of the DESOPADEC Board was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Barrister Festus Ovie Agas, who also thanked the members of the former Board for their services to the State and wished them successes in their future endeavour.

This dissolution of the Oritsua Kpogho led DESOPADEC Board has come in the wake of some very vocal and intense agitation by certain host Oil producing communities in the state, which commenced in the last weeks of the immediate past administration, when former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had smuggled in an amended DESOPADEC Bill and allegedly attempted to browbeat the Delta House of Assembly to pass it into law.

That Uduaghan Amended Bill had however met stiff…

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