Did Oil Giant Shell Pay U.S.$31 Billion to Nigerian Govt?

Shell Petroleum Development Company says it paid U.S.$29.8 billion to the federation account and U.S.$1.2 billion to Niger Delta Development Commission between 2002 and 2016. Igo Weli, the general manager, made the disclosure in Port Harcourt while reacting to the shut-down of Shell flow station and gas plant in Belema community by angry youths. The youth accused the company of neglecting them and marginalising their community.

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