Delta oil communities threaten to shutdown Chevron facilities
.Accuse state govt of inaction
Niger Delta Delta Itsekiri Oil Producing Communities (NDIOPC), yesterday, threatened fresh shutdown of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) facilities in Olero, Dibi and Abiteye fields in Delta State, over alleged failed promises by the company and the state government.
In a letter to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and Chevron’s Chief Executive Officer, indigenes of Itsekiri host communities protested the inaction of the state government and the management of Chevron, regarding alleged refusal to convert the VTP5/OTP2 and VTP6 graduates to staff members of the oil giant, 15 years after their employment, despite interventions by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III.
The VTP5/OTP2 and VTP6 graduates allegedly went through the recruitment process and completed their one-year training programme.
In the letter, signed by Raymond Aderejor, Eyeolusan Arubi, Bawo Remere, Austin Dorsu, Alfred Jemine, Kingsley Omamogho, Taiye Alakowe, Freeborn Ododo, Oritseje Oporukun and Tony Oweghoro, NDIOPC recalled how some notable personalities, including Weyinmi Okorodudu, Momodu Releand and former Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba, intervened at various stages of their protest, making several promises without fulfilling them.
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