Protest Countdown: We are tired of Chevron’s divide and rule – Ugborodo Graduates

Graduates from Ugborodo Community in Warri South –West Local Government Area, under the auspices of Ugborodo Graduates


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Protest Countdown: We are tired of Chevron’s divide and rule – Ugborodo Graduates
Mr. Ololo E. Solomon

Graduates from Ugborodo Community in Warri South –West Local Government Area, under the auspices of Ugborodo Graduates Association, UGA, say they are tired of what they call, “Chevron’s divide and rule method of enslaving us”, stressing that they are in total solidarity of the ongoing ‘mother of all rallies’ against Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, which is taking place at the company’s Tank Farm Gate, Ugborodo.

President of UGA, Mr. Ololo E. Solomon, who made the position of Ugborodo graduates known in a telephone chat with Fresh Angle International during the ongoing protest, stressed that they will not back-down, until the 10-point demands articulated by Ugborodo Management Committee, UMC against Chevron are addressed.

Mr. Ololo restated the demands as follow:

·         Chevron must make prompt payment of the balance money for the 640 acres of land on which the Escravos Tank Farm is domiciled, including the land area known as “back of fence.”

 

·         Chevron must put Ugborodo, its host community on the world map:

         Escravos Tank Farm, Ugborodo 

         Escravos Gas Plant, Ugborodo 

         Escravos Gas-To-Liquid, Ugborodo 

 

·         Must carry-out basic social responsibilities by providing social amenities, particularly water and light in Ugborodo Community.

 

·         It must engage the federal government and come up with an enduring shore protection design that will save Ugborodo Community land from the Oceanic waves and erosion created by their operational activities 

 

·         Cessation of all forms of discrimination, obnoxious policies and practices targeted at Ugborodo indigenes in employment, contract awards, provision of services, etc:

         end casualization of workers

         convert Ugborodo indigenes to permanent staff

         recognize local content law

 

·         Put down the wall! end closed-camp policy in order to stir economic activities in Ugborodo land

 

·         Full disclosure and audit of the contracting and servicing companies operating in the Escravos tank farm, Ugborodo with the view of establishing the number of indigenes working in them.

 

·         Disclose fully the scope of work, required personnel, equipment, contracts, benefits, etc. in the soon to commence EGTL Turn-Around Maintenance with the view of incorporating the host community in the process.

 

·         Disclose and deliver all entitlements; benefits, employments, contracts accruable to Ugborodo people from FENOG Nig Ltd and Datateck on the Escravos Export supply Project Contract; Baywood Continental Nig. Ltd; Caverton Aviation, etc.

 

·         Disclose fully the owners and contractors behind the vessels and equipment in the Escravos tank farm, EGP and EGTL facilities in Ugborodo Community and the percentage of Ugborodo people involved.

 

 

 



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Josephine Ojevwe Ughweri
Confidential Secretary/Librarian cum OIl and Gas Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Library and Information Science, while I have undergone training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills.
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