OPEN LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR: 21- DAY NOTICE ISSUED To CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED (CNL) TO DEAL DIRECTLY WITH UGBORODO COMMUNITY ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT (PIA) AND OTHER MATTERS

On behalf of the entire people of Ugborodo Community in the Warri South West Local Government Area of


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OPEN LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR: 21- DAY NOTICE ISSUED To CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED (CNL) TO DEAL DIRECTLY WITH UGBORODO COMMUNITY ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT (PIA) AND OTHER MATTERS
Muhammadu Buhari


UGBORODO COMMUNITY

(IKPERE ALE MEJE)

 

Ikpere Hall,

Ode-Ugborodo,

Ugborodo Escravos

Warri South-West L. Govt

Delta State.

 

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Warri, Delta State

 

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Date:

 

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September 19, 2022

 

 

 

 

OPEN LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR: 21- DAY NOTICE ISSUED To CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED (CNL) TO DEAL DIRECTLY WITH UGBORODO COMMUNITY ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT (PIA) AND OTHER MATTERS

 

Your Excellency,

 

On behalf of the entire people of Ugborodo Community in the Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, we bring you warm greetings. As you may know Sir, Ugborodo Community is made up of five primary federating communities namely Ode-Ugborodo, Ogidigben, Ajudaibo, Madangho and ljaghala. However, the ancestral and administrative headquarters of Ugborodo Community Is Ode-Ugborodo, where binding decisions on all the Federating communities are taken from time immemorial to date. On Saturday, September 17, 2022, a general meeting of Ugborodo Community was held at Ode-Ugborodo, with prominent sons and daughters in attendance and all the federating communities well represented. Far-reaching decisions were taken at the said meeting presided over by the Eghare-Aja of Ugborodo Community, Eghare Daniel Uwawah, and we are glad to bring to the notice of Your Excellency for necessary action, some of the decisions taken, particularly as it concerns the relationship of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) with Ugborodo Community vis-a-vis the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) as follows:

 

 

1. That we have made all legitimate efforts to get CNL to sit down with Ugborodo Community to discuss the activation of the PIA and its accompanying Regulations, but all to no avail, as CNL appears to have unauthorised people it is relating with on behalf of Ugborodo Community. We even got our lawyer to communicate with CNL on our behalf but all to no avail as CNL did not respond.

 

The attitude of CNL by keeping the constituted authorities in Ugborodo Community in the dark on this PIA matter is creating a lot of uneasy calm in the community, particularly when our people know that what CNL. is doing is totally against the extant laws and Regulations guiding the PIA.

 

 

 

2 That we have been complaining about the closed-camp/gate policy of CNL which is detrimental to the progress and development of Ugborodo Community, but deaf cars are all that CNL have consistently turned to us on this matter. Workers in Chevron facilities within Ugborodo Community must of necessity be allowed to live in any part of the community, go to work from there and return to the community daily, with all the attendant developmental benefits to Ugborodo Community. The practice of flying these workers from different parts of the country into CNL facilities in Ugborodo Community, lock them in such facilities as they work for thirty days or more and fly them out to where they were flown in from, to observe their time-off,  will never bring development to Ugborodo Community. This is no longer acceptable to us and we have told CNL so, several times.

 

 

 

3. That we have been reliably informed that CNL is still secretly relating and romancing some persons in the name of the Ugborodo Community Trust (UCT), whose three-year tenure expired on August 2, 2022, and has since been so dissolved, with CNL and other such companies working in Ugborodo Community officially notified.

 

In line with the extant laws of Ugborodo Community, the Ugborodo Community Council of Elders, have since taken over the administration of the community in the interim, a development CNL for reasons best known to it, appears to be uncomfortable with. This is adding to the uneasy calm in the community against CNL.

 

4. To our Excellency, in light or the above, We are giving CNL a 21-day notice within which to address these issues raised by sitting down with us in a meeting which must produce clear resolutions, going forward. We urge your Excellency to use your good office to get CNL to act accordingly within the 21-day window we have provided.

 

 

 

We thank you in anticipation for your understanding and cooperation.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

For and on behalf of Ugborodo Community:

 

Benson Dube Omadeli

(The Olaja-Orori of Ugborodo land)

 

Eghare Daniel Uwawah

(The Eghare-Aja of Ugborodo Land/Chairman Council of Elders)

 

Pa Anderson Ebiekutan

(Secretary, Ugborodo Community Council of Elders)

 

Prince Perry Atete

(The lgbajor of Ugborodo)

 

Pa John Tsoritse

(Okwa of Ugborodo Community)


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