The National Executive Council of the Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSCON) has urged the Federal Government to commence the payment of gas flare penalties directly to the affected communities.
The group also said that it was satisfied with President Muhammadu Buhari’s stand during its meeting with him a few weeks ago that communities where oil and gas are taken from should benefit from it.
A statement by Mr. Monday Whiskey, National Director of Media and Publicity of the host oil and gas producing communities yesterday said the position of HOSCON was arrived at after an enlarged meeting of the group in Warri.
The members drawn from the nine oil producing areas, he said, also agreed that there was need to award pipelines contracts to groups which have the goodwill and capacity to deliver. Read more