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Lawmakers condemn negative impact of activities of oil companies on Akwa Ibom communities

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Members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly have condemned the negative impacts of the activities of oil prospecting firms on communities in 13 local government areas in the state.

The affected communities are in Mkpat-Enin, Etinan, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium, Etim Ekpo, Orue Offong/Oruko, Eastern Obolo, Ikot Abasi, Oruk Anam, Esit Eket, Eket and Onna local government areas.

Speaking at plenary, Uduakobong Ekpo-Ufot, who represents Etinan constituency, said the activities of the oil companies have led to environmental degradation in the communities.

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