The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has no plans to relocate its headquarters from the Niger Delta, a spokesperson of the oil giants has said.
Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, had on Thursday warned that the planned relocation of Shell from the Niger Delta could lead to violence and insecurity in the region.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the ad hoc committee mandated to investigate the reported relocation.
On January 26, the house adopted a motion sponsored by Kingsley Chinda, a lawmaker from Rivers state, who asked the lower legislative chamber to prevail on Shell not to relocate from the Niger Delta.
But a spokesperson for Shell on Thursday said, “The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has no plans to relocate its headquarters.”
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently asked oil companies operating in the country to relocate their headquarters to the Niger Delta region as a way of addressing challenges facing the region and pacifying aggrieved militants.
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