Warri - Communities under Isoko Oil and Gas Producing Communities Development Forum (ISOGAF) have urged the new Delta House of Assembly (DTHA) to commence public hearing on the DESOPADEC Bill before it.
The Bill, which is seeking decentralisation of the Delta Oil Producing Development Commission (DESOPADEC), was forwarded to the immediate past DTHA by the immediate past governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.
The Chairman of ISOGAF, Godday Ogagarojor, said on Wednesday in a statement that DESOPADEC needed restructuring for optimum performance.
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He said that the bill attracted public outcry because majority of the stakeholders were not informed until it had passed first and second reading at the floor of the 5th Assembly.
"In line with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's vision of 'Prosperity for All Deltans', the governor and the 6th Assembly should urgently address the pending bill and begin public hearing.
"This will enable oil host communities to make input to amend some fundamental issues in the existing law before passage of the new bill," he said.