We’ll shut Chevron operation in Ilaje, Ondo communities threaten

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 12th, 2014
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SECURITY operatives in Ondo State have been placed on alert over the ultimatum given by the host oil communities to Chevron Nigeria Limited.

The communities had written separate letters to the oil giant and the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, through Ilaje Ugbo coastal Communities Development Committee (IUCCDC) dated June 30 and July 7.

They gave the company an 11-day ultimatum to pay their outstanding benefits or vacate the land.

In the letters signed by the Chairman of Council of Baales, Ugbo land, Chief Oyetomi Andrew; the secretary, Chief Asunmaga Abayomi; youth leader, Nana Adedeji and Chairman, Ilaje Patriots, Comrade Aganyebi Kosieda, they threatened to shut down the operation of the company in the region at the expiration of the ultimatum if their demands are not met.

The communities called on Mimiko to intervene in the matter in order to prevent crisis.

They decried what they described as the “unholy alliance” of some officials of the state government with Chevron, which they noted was detrimental to their agitation.

IUCCDC urged Chevron to commence the immediate payment of three years scholarship for their indigenes as stipulated in their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and relate appropriately with authorised association that represents the interest of the oil communities in the state.

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