TotalEnergies in Nigeria is currently facing threats from the residents of Egi-Obagi communities in the oil-rich Southern part of the country.
The threats are centred on their insistence that TotalEnergies refrain from engaging with specific individuals from their community in the process of establishing a Host Communities Development Trust Fund, according to Nairametrics.
Failure to comply with this demand could potentially lead to disruptions in the company’s oil production operations.
This development was detailed in a report broadcast by Arise News on Monday, September 25.
The report highlighted a demonstration conducted by residents of the Egi-Obagi community in Rivers State, which took place at the Port Harcourt branch office of TotalEnergies on Monday.
TotalEnergies, operating in the Ogba/Egbema/Udoni local government area of Rivers State as the operator of OML 58, was the target of this protest.
The protesters were specifically opposing the inauguration of the Advisory Board for the Host Communities Development Trust Fund by TotalEnergies.
According to a resident, Anthony Chinasa Brown, the protesters do not want certain persons to be a part of the PIA Fund set-up, he specifically mentioned a certain Okechukwu Obara.
Other residents called on the company to obey the court order to avoid further actions.
Meanwhile, the Manager for Stakeholder Engagement at TotalEnergies, Henry Ehuike, received the document from the community representatives on behalf of the company.