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The Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe, Agadagba has appealed to the people of Kunukunuma federated community to suspend its planned shutdown of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operation.

The protest had been scheduled to hold this Friday, March 10, 2017 at Odidi field, Warri South West Local Government Area of  Delta State.

The Pere of Gbaramatu, who spoke through his Spokesperson, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, said: “We appeal to the Kunukunuma Federated community to suspend their planned protest against NPDC at the Odidi field slated for the 10th of this month.

“This is because the Pere has waded into the matter and also set up a committee headed by Chief Philip Tonfawei to look into their issues and also engage the company to ensure that there is lasting peace in the kingdom.

Godspower Gbenekama, who is also the Ibe-Benemowei of Gbaramatu kingdom, said, the appeal became necessary to avert  crisis in the kingdom.

“The Pere would also want the company to look at the merit of their demands and do the needful, as development of the communities they operate is their cooperate social responsibility.’’ he stated.

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