The Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chief Tom Aliezi has warned companies operating in the area against the practice of patronising touts.
He gave the warning at a meeting with the management of United Geophysical Nigeria Limited (UGNL) party 104 at the council’s headquarters over the weekend.
Aliezi said those remitting revenue due the council to touts should desist forthwith “or face the full wrath of the law”.
According to him, remitting revenue due to the council to the appropriate quarters would help immensely in developing the area.
The council boss explained that such revenue would also aid the council to provide the needed security for the companies and their operations.
In order to promote local content development, he also called on the company to always respect any agreement reached with the host community.
“By so doing”, he said, “Both the company and host community would benefit from the system”.
In his response, the Relations Community Affairs Manager, Mr Ifeanyi Ebiole recalled that the company had been operating for the past four years in the area.
He also informed that they were at the council’s headquarters at the instance of the LGA chairman to intimate him on their mode of operations.
He also lauded the council for the opportunity given them, and promised to operate within the confines of the law.