A delegation of management of OPCL-JUBOB keystone was in the palace of the Gebenemene Nyokhana Kingdom, HRM, King W. Z. P. Nzidee recently to intimate the first class traditional Monarch and former Education Commissioner in the Old Rivers State on the involvement and plans by the Company in the OML II Oilfield.
The managing Director of OPCL-JUBOB keystone, Mr. Victor Wisdom who spoke on behalf of the team told King Nzidee that the socio-economic future of Nigeria and Ogoni would be very bright with the OPCL-JUBOB keystone involved in the Oil and Gas Sector.
He also described the project as a pan Ogoni venture that requires support, co-operation and prayers from all well-meaning persons and organizations, in and outside the country.
Responding, King W. Z. P. Nzidee who is also a former chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Elders expressed delight over government's plan not to re-new oil and gas mining activities for Shell in Ogoniland.
The respected Statesman was particularly excited that an Ogoni indigenous firm, the OPCL-JUBOB Keystone has been favoured to succeed the SPDC in Oil and Gas exploration activities in the land, saying that development gives credibility to government's decision to give support for local content in its developmental drive.
King Nzidee described the prospect of having the OPCL-JUBOB keystone involved on board oil and gas activities as a dream come through to the deprived people of Ogoniland and commended the Federal Government for taking the decision he described as bold, timely and favourable to the prevailing business climate in Nigeria.
As earlier reported in the press, the foremost organization that is in line to succeed the APCD in the OML II deal is one identified as Ogoni Petroleum Company Limited (OPCL) with its partner, JUBOB Keystone. Journalists gathered that the management of OPCL-JUBOB keystone had, in their submission to the Federal Government assured that, its activities would neither negate conventional norms, nor constitute environmental hazards, even as it would focus on helping to improve the country's economy and the living standard of communities in its catchment areas.