The Delta State Government has stressed the need for improved relationship among host communities of oil and gas related companies operating in the state.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mr Freeman Fregene stated this while reacting to the peace meeting held at the weekend between the officials of the Delta State Government and representatives of Emu-Ebendo, Obodougwa and Ogbeani communities in Ndokwa West local government area.
The meeting which took place at Government House Office Annex in Warri and presided over by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice was called at the instance of the state government.
Mr Fregene said there is no alternative to peace and security, hence the state government efforts to nip in the bud any action capable of causing disaffection among the people.
He noted that harmonious inter communities relationship was needed in creating good platforms for oil exploration and exploitation in the state, stressing that multinationals and other companies doing business in the state must enjoy peaceful working environment.
Mr Fregene explained Governor Okowa’s efforts towards enhancing quality of lives and well being of Deltans, noting that the state will continue to witness practical infrastructural development.
The Commissioner expressed optimism that the state government peace effort in communities would further promote good neighborliness among the people.
Mr Fregene reminded the communities of the need to encourage practical development in their localities by living in peace with one another, stressing that development only thrive in peaceful environment.