The National President of Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM), Chief Benjamin Stylet, has called on Governor Willie Obiano to urgently establish Anambra state Oil and Mineral Producing Commission.
Chief Benjamin Stylet made the call on Saturday in Awka, Anambra state, during the official maiden Convention /Inauguration of the 21 local government area coordinators and their Excos.
According to him, if created, the Commission would take up and supervise all the developmental projects in the host communities in the state.
He said that the three percent for host communities is meant for the development of the affected communities as it will come directly to them.
Stlyet urged the executive of the body to be prudent in the management of all the funds made available for the development of those communities.
He said that the money will come directly to the communities and not to the state government or any government official.
HOSTCOM National President also congratulated the people of Anambra for joining the other states of the federation to enjoy the dividends of oil producing states.
He further commended President Muhammad Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill into law and recognising Anambra state as oil producing state.
According to him , the journey to gazatting Anambra state as oil producing started in 2004 and toddy it is a reality.