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Shell to resume crude oil exploration in Imo 


he Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has said Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) will resume work in Imo State after being off-site for a while.

Governor Uzodimma stated this after receiving in audience, Shell’s Managing Director, Osagie Okunbor at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja. 


The governor said matters bordering on bunkering and theft of oil and company equipment were discussed with the conclusion of Shell returning back to site in Imo State.

“One of the observations of my administration upon resumption of office, was the fact that Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) had been off-site and suspended operations in Imo State as a result of insecurity, vandalism and illegal oil bunkering within the region,” the governor said.

“Having restored peace and tranquility along the coastline, today, I met yet again with the Managing Director and Chairman of the oil giant, Osagie Okunbor and I am elated at his assurance and confirmation of the company’s resolve to resume exploration in the State.


“This development is expected to create a ripple effect and economic boost for the growth of local contents within the region and the State at large while contributing to more developmental projects from the Government. 

“On behalf of the Government and good people of Imo State, I express my profound gratitude to the management and staff of SPDC. Rest assured, that the State Government is committed to any partnership that would bring about the development of the State”.


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