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Lawmaker urges restoration of Atala marginal field to Bayelsa

The lawmaker representing Sagbama/Ekremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives, Mr Fred Agbedi, has urged relevant authorities to ensure the implementation of the resolution of the Senate that the Atala Marginal Field be restored to the Bayelsa State Government.

Addressing reporters in Abuja, Mr Agbedi lauded the Senate for its resolution that the oil bloc be restored to Bayelsa State.

The lawmaker also called for the prosecution of the oil company that was operating the marginal field for doing so fraudulently.

He described the allocation of the oil bloc to the private company in 2021 as a demonic deal and an injustice to the people.

The lawmaker also called for the prosecution of individuals or corporate organisations involved in the deal.

Agbedi expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Bayelsa State governor, Duoye Diri, for their efforts to ensure to restoration the marginal field.

According to him, the Atala Field was allocated to Bayelsa State and managed by Bayelsa oil company.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto