The Delta State chapter of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil&Gas has elected a new executive to administer its affairs in the next four years.
The new executive emerged at HOSTCOM 2nd Annual General Meeting which held at Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
In an address, the out-gone Chairman, Dr. Peter.K. Egedegbe advised the newly elected executive not to jettison the idea of working closely with the government to the benefit of the communities, noting that it does not mean that the pressure group should be mortgaged.
While pointing out that his executive had challenges during his four year in office, Egedegbe said,” In spite of those challenges, we were able to achieve a lot for the host communities.”
Egedegbe also mentioned some of his achievements which includes the SEEFOR Intervention, collaboration with government, securing HOSTCOM House as Secretariat, Pipeline facilities contracts and the consolidation of HOSTCOM as a true umbrella body for communities. He assured them of achieving success with the support from the various states HOSTCOM.
“I foresee that there is peace and unity in Delta State chapter of HOSTCOM.”
“HOSTCOM is a pressure group and we pressurize the federal, state and local governments to release the dividends that accrues to HOSTCOM.”
While noting that the Delta State Chapter of HOSTCOM has made a remarkable mark, Taramiebi urged other State HOSTCOM to emulate Delta State.