The Federated Azagbane Communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa, has appealed to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to provide electricity for the communities.
The spokesman for the communities, Mr Evans Sanugba, made the appeal in Yenagoa, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
?“Our appeal to the SPDC has become imperative because Azagbane Communities as host to SPDC's operations need to be linked to the company's Opukushi power plant for electricity supply to our communities,’’ he stated.
?Sanugba, who is also the Chairman of Azagbane Community Development Committee (CDC), called on the SPDC to link the cluster communities of Azagbane, the way it had done to Egbemo-Angalabiri and Agbidiama Communities.
?According to him, the communities see no reason why the SPDC should not link them to its electricity power supply in view of their proximity and status as host communities to the SPDC.
Sanugba also appealed to the SPDC to offer? employment to Azagbane youths.
The CDC chairman stated that no Azagbane indigene had been offered employment by SPDC since it started operation in the area many years ago.
?When contacted, Spokesman for the SPDC, Mr Precious Okolobo, asked for time to enable him verify the employment issues raised by the community from the SPDC' Department of Human Resources.
?”I am at the airport now, on my way to Lagos, you don't expect me to respond immediately, I need time to verify these issues from the Human Resources, then I can respond,” he said.