67 families task Tenoil Petroleum Energy Services over land acquisition
44 families of Ekakpamre community in Ughelli South LGA and 23 families of Okp Erhavwe community in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State who are owners of approximately 90 hectares of arable lands out of the 150 hectares situate along Effurun-Ughelli Road and Udu-ECN Road about to be acquired by the Delta State Government on behalf of Tenoil Petroleum Energy Services Nig.Ltd have questioned the rationale behind the Delta State Government’s action.
They maintain that the Delta State Government cannot, under the Land Use Act of 1978, revoke their rights of occupancy in order to aid the commercial transactions of a private company which objective is to make profits and share the profits among its members.
Therefore, Tenoil Petroleum Energy Services Nig. Ltd is advised to approach the 67 families represented by : OKO ERHAVWE FARMLAND ( Emmanuel Etaedafe, Premier Alibor, Jackson Oghuvwun, Joseph Okpeki) , EKAKPAMRE ( Francis Inihohi, Benson Sodje, Believe Okurhefe, Chief Pius Ughavwan, Madam Sarah Ekpu, Aaron Ovwemejephan, Jacob Ophurhghe, Peter Brume, Atiri Tori, Tareri Martins, Agberia Ahen, Onoride Ubido, Abraham Onokpasan, Aghogho Okitiakpe, Gowon Okpoto and Midwest Brodje) ans enter into an MoU with them as regards adequate payment for the lands and their improvements therein.
It is only on this condition that Tenoil Petroleum Energy Services will be allowed to use the land for its commercial activities.
But if Tenoil Petroleum Enerdy Services relies on the false assurance by selfish politicians, ambitious and gold digging State Valuers, unscrupulous community leaders and interlopers and ignores the advice, the 67 families shall apply to a competent court of law to enforce their inalienable rights of ownership of landed properties under the 1999 constitution.
A.A.Egere Esq, Francis Inhohi (Ekakpamre community)
J.O.Oghenejakpor, Emmanuel Oko (Oko Erhavwe community)