Govt Moves To Avert Crisis In Kokori

IN an attempt to forestall disturbances to Kokori/Erhioke community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, arising from unsettled disputes of oil facilities, the state government has taken decisive measures to address the situation and restore calm in the area.
According to a source, the fracas which has raged unabated for over a decade was necessitated as a result of contractual discord involving Erhioke community and Ebruvwie Community Development Union since 2001
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Bright Edejewhro, urged the warring factions to withdraw all cases in court and ensure that those detained by security and military forces be released forthwith.
According to Edejewhro, who maintained that Kokori community contractors have the right to do business in Erhioke community, but must not be to the detriment of the said community, added that George Eghrujakpo is not recognised as the president-general and should seize to parade himself as such.
He emphasised that the operational model of 1956 through 2001 arrangements be revalidated, pointing out that the decision by Erhioke community to pull out of Ebruvwie Community Development Union remains valid.
The commissioner also stressed that the work slots sharing formula of 65 per cent for Erhioke and 35 per cent for Kokori community be revalidated as well as 70/30 per cent money sharing formula.