Reuters has reported that Royal Dutch Shell has shut down an Escravos crude oil flow station in the Niger Delta “after villagers demanding aid staged a protest”.
- Apparently, the group are protesting at the facility “shutting down power and water supplies as well as crude production to press Shell into providing community development funds, a common refrain in the neglected region which provides much of Nigeria’s oil output.”
- The protesters complained about Shell’s “neglect of its social responsibility of providing good roads, water and electricity for its host communities where none of these things exist.”
- Shell said it was “engaging” the Delta state government and community leaders too discuss the grievances and an ongoing power project for the area.
- Source – Reuters