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Delta Youths Protest Over Hijack of Surveillance Jobs
Youths from oil producing communities in Delta state yesterday held a protest at the government house in Asaba over an alleged hijack of their surveillance jobs by a private firm.
They had reportedly arrived in over 20 buses chanting songs expressing their grievances.
The protesters, under the aegis of OML 30 communities youths and ex-agitators from the first to the third phase of the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme, accused a business tycoon of rendering them jobless by scheming to hijack the surveillance contract of OML 30 facilities.
Their spokesperson, Mr. Lord Tennyson revealed that thousands of Delta youths were aggrieved, appealing to the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa to investigate the process leading to the alleged hijack.
The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, addressing the matter, assured it would be looked into.
He included that the agreement with the operator of the facilities was that the communities would handle the surveillance and security of the facilities.
“We have learned from very reliable sources that some people the have unilaterally awarded the surveillance contract to a company.
“We feel that this is the point the Chief Security Officer of our dear state, should take steps to nip this madness in the bud to avert the any impending danger,”he said.