THE Anambra State Governor , Willie Obiano, has alleged that a certain oil company is “ stealing ” the state ’ s oil in Ogbaru , Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state .
Obiano said the company had illegally explored oil in the area for six years .
He said , “ The firm has been operating in Ogwuaniocha and Ogwuikpele communities since 2014 without proper registration with the state government in compliance with the rules in the oil exploration industry . ”
The governor called on the Federal Government to intervene in “ the illegal activities of the company ” .
Obiano stated this in Agulu , Anaocha Local Government Area of the state while declaring open a stakeholders ’ meeting on Environmental Impact Assessment .
Speaking , Ikeazor said in exploring Nigeria’ s abundant hydrocarbon reserves, extreme caution should be taken to ensure that the best practices from the environmental perspective was adopted to avoid jeopardising the future .