ENDING CRUDE OIL THEFT, IMO GOVT TO DREDGE THE URASHI RIVER.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on September 25, 2022
In an effort to end crude oil theft and promote economic activities in the State, the Imo State government, South East Nigeria has commenced the process of dredging the popular Urashi River in the Oguta Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Hope Uzodimma on an assessment tour to the River says the project, when completed will also address the issue of insecurity in the State.
Crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism have been recurring incidents in the oil-producing areas of Imo State.
The State government in partnership with the Federal government is not only dredging the waterways but has also established a Naval Base at the Oguta Council area to effectively check security challenges in the troubled areas.
Governor Hope Uzodimma at the project site pointed out that creating the water channel will help in the fight against Sea piracy and boost economic activities in the area.
The Group Managing Director, Nigeria Navy Holdings, Serelander Lasa observed that the setting up of the Base will assist in ensuring adequate security in Imo State.
Governor Uzodimma as part of his gas industrialization program has earmarked the establishment of an economic zone at the Urashi waterfront to secure the area from crude oil thefts and make the State habitable.
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