Host committee, SEPLAT Oil and Gas company form engagement board, sign MOU

Dr. Njoku

The State Government has inaugurated Members of the Community Engagement Management Board, (CEMB), for the SEPLAT Oil and Gas Company in Ohaji Egbema, in line with the Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the host communities and SEPLAT.
Performing the inaugural ceremony, the Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment, Dr. Ikechukwu Njoku, disclosed that the activities of some Oil Companies in the oil-producing areas of the state are threats to environmental survival, adding that since Petroleum is under Ministry of Environment and due to the fact that the oil company is operating in the state’s environment, the state government has a big role to play through various environmental regulations and policies that would be strictly implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Environment and called for a proper understanding of its core regulatory roles.
He enjoined members of the board to be selfless while carrying out their duties, adding that such an avenue is not an opportunity for personal enrichment but should be a service to the people.
Dr. Njoku who frowned at the way and manner some oil companies operate in the oil-producing areas without recourse to environmental protection insisted that government under the able leadership of Sen Hope Uzodinma is determined to protect the environment.
He thanked SEPLAT Oil and Gas Company for reaching an MOU with the host communities and for operating in line with best practices, globally.
Contributing, the IMC Chairman of Ohaji Egbema LGA, thanked the state government for creating a conducive environment for the smooth operation of the Oil Company and enjoined the inaugurated members to be good ambassadors.

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