The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has cancelled all existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between oil producing communities and oil companies operating in Ohaji Egbema and Oguta area of the State.
The Governor made this disclosure during the inauguration of the Amnesty Committee at the Sam Mbakwe expanded EXCO Chambers in Government House, Owerri the state capital.
According to him, the decision to cancel the MoU with the oil companies is to draft a new one that will correct all lapses and address all the agitations by militants and host communities.
Okorocha, who expressed disappointment over the unconcerned attitude of the oil companies operating in the are toward the plight of host communities, said the government, through the Amnesty Committee, will commence immediate rehabilitation of repentant militants, provide job opportunities as well as begin massive infrastructural development of oil producing communities as requested by the former militants.
The Chairman of the Amnesty Committee, Mrs Nkechi Okorocha, in her remarks, promised that the committee will commence work as soon as possible to ensure that the goals and aims of their assignment is achieved within a short period of time.