Days after the Mgbuoshimini community in Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State, accused the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) of supporting anti-security activities against the community, the company has denied the allegation.
Members and stakeholders of Mgbuoshimini community had written to the General Manager of the company to terminate surveillance and cluster contracts and payment of some contractors following a crisis in the area.
However the Company in a statement few days ago said, “NAOC, following the Nigerian Content principles, has always encouraged the participation of host communities in business opportunities available in the course of carrying out its operations. This applies to all circumstances and contracts are issued according to these principles.
“For this reason, NAOC prohibits and undertakes to prevent, any form of relation with people or behaviour that constitutes threat to security.
“The company takes into serious consideration any issue raised by public authorities and institutional stakeholders of the territories where the company operate.