Business Rivers State Kicks as SPDC Proposes to Move Headquarters to Lagos



‎The Rivers state government has petitioned the senate over the decision of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) to relocate its headquarters to Lagos state.


Rivers State Attorney-general brought a petition through Rivers Senator George Sekibo to the upper legislative chamber, on the matter on Wednesday.

Sekibo said the petitioner is praying the senate to investigate why the oil‎ major wants to leave the state, which he said is the capital of oil-producing states, for Lagos.

He said Shell’s planned action might spark off a security crisis in the Niger‎ Delta.

“Shell is planning a relocation to Lagos without any crisis in Port Harcourt. If they relocate now, it will cause security problems. So, the petitioner is asking that the senate should intervene to know why Shell wants to take the action.”