Akwa Ibom group raises committee on gas flaring

A group under the auspices of Akwa Ibom Oil Community Development Network has raised a four-man committee to investigate the extent to which the ongoing gas flaring by oil companies has impacted on the environment of their host communities in Akwa Ibom State.

This is as it threatens to drag all the oil companies involved in the action to court in the state.

The group in a statement jointly signed by it President-General, Uffot Phenson, and Secretary, Emmanuel Bassey, on Monday, listed members of the committee to include Mr Idongesit Edo as chairman, and Mrs Anieka Ekong, secretary, while Mr Isaac Udobia and Pastor Joseph Israel would serve as members.

While noting that cases against the affected oil companies are still pending in the supreme Court, the group threatened to file fresh cases against Universal Energy Resources/SINOPEC, Frontier Savannah and others.

The statement read in part, “In order to achieve these objectives, the organisation has set up…

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