Company given Oil Exploration Resumption License in Ogoni set to come in
IFN TV NEWS DESK
IFN TV can now authoritatively confirm that the oil service and exploration company RoboMichael Limited is the actual firm that has been given license by the NNPC to resume oil exploration in Ogoni.
In a follow up to our previous story ( http://www.ifntvonline.com/nnpc-okays-secret-plan-resume-oil-exploration-ogoniland-despite-slow-clean/ ) which revealed that the said company has already held several consultative meetings with key stakeholders in Ogoni, we can now confirm that almost all documents permitting RoboMichael Limited to take over the OML II have been effected.
A staff of the company who also confirmed the story to IFN TV said although plans are on for RoboMichael Limited to move into the oil fields of Ogoni (OML II), it was not something that should be for public consumption yet.
A fresh letter sighted by IFN TV confirming the story indicates that prominent traditional rulers, political leaders and other key stakeholders have been visited by officials of RoboMichael Limited with an extended consultation visit expected to take place next month.
In August 2017, the apex pan-Ogoni organisation The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP raised alarm over perceived plans by the Federal Government and Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC to resume oil exploration in Ogoni land. IFN TV is yet to confirm if RoboMichael Limited is the same company that precipitated MOSOP to raise said alarm.
Oil exploration in Ogoni had been shut down since the Anglo-Dutch company Shell was declared a persona non grata by the Ogoni people in 1993 compelling Shell to withdraw from the area.