The Deputy Governor said the reconciliation meeting between the two Communities became necessary to resolve some disagreements amongst them especially as Ogulaha and Odimodi co-host the Forcados Export Terminal which was very Stretegic to Oil Exploration in the Country .
Apart from Shelving the ultimatum and agreeing for a 21 day period for Government to address the issues raised, Deacon Otuaro disclosed plans to reach out to the SPDC to scale up the peace process.
He noted that Government have high value for the people hence the Establishment of various conflict mechanisms to promote peace especially in Oil bearing Communities .
Four Representatives ,two each from the two Communities said they were irked by the alleged maltreatment of community workers by the Oil firm and had resolved to embark on a protest that would have led to stopage of work at the crude oil export terminal .
They however expressed confidence in the ability of the State Government represented by Deputy Governor Kingsley Otuaro to resolve the issues and promise to cooperate with relevant agencies towards addressing their grievance .
State Commissioner for Oil and gas ,Chief Emmanuel Amgbaduba in a chat expressed worry over relentless issues plaguing the sector but underlined his appreciation for the peaceful approach being adopted to resolved the grievances leading to relative peace in Oil and gas Exploration in the State .
He called on the youth and women groups to remain peaceful as government was committed to addressing their grievances.