Rivers Community Shuts Agip’s Port Harcourt Office


The office of Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC, located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been shut down by indigenes of Mgbuosimini Community in Obio/Akpor Local Area.

Hundreds of men, women and youths of the community, who stormed the main gate of Agip as early as 6:00am, stopped workers from accessing their workplace.

The residents came which placards reading, ‘Agip GMD Stop the Negligence of Mgbuosimini’, ‘Agip Employ Our Youths,’ ‘Mr Dennis Mazi, Mrs Rebecca Opubo Must Go,’ Agip Train Our Youths, We are Capable and We are Able.’

The protesters are alleging that they are being neglected by NAOC, demanding that they must be given their rightful place.

The community is alleging that they are being neglected by the company that has operated in their community for years.

The community also wants Agip to revoke a contract awarded to a set of people in their area, noting that the contract was causing killings in their community.

However, some workers who did not want their name in print, regretted that they have been barred from accessing their offices.

One of the stranded workers said: “I and other workers came here this morning to see the entrance gate blocked.

“The community is protesting. We will wait to see if it could be resolved so we can now go into the company complex.”