PIA: NUPRC's two - week deadline to Chevron on implementation of its verdict on Itsekiri host communities, ends December 12

The two - week deadline reportedly handed down to Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC to


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PIA: NUPRC's two - week deadline to Chevron on implementation of its verdict on Itsekiri host communities, ends December 12
From left; Chief Ayirimi Emami, Prince Perry Atete, Eghare Aja of Ugborodo, Daniel Uwawah & Elder Abiloye Olue


The two - week deadline reportedly handed down to Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC to implement its verdict on the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA as it relates to the Itsekiri host communities, ends December 12, Fresh Angle International has learned.

 

 

Our Senior Roving Correspondent, reports that this much was revealed at Ugborodo, Warri South - West Local Government Area in Delta state, Saturday December 9, during Ugborodo annual congress.

This Soaring International Tabloid, gathered that the stakeholders were earlier notified of the directive at the end of a meeting held November 28 ( last month) at the NUPRC headquarters in Abuja, between the Commission, representatives of Chevron Nigeria Limited, the host communities of Ugborodo, Deghele and Ugboegungun as well as the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III.

A leader in Ugborodo Community, Mr. Alex Eyengho, who read the NUPRC's report to Ugborodo indigenes at the congress today, said Chevron Nigeria Limited was asked to convene a meeting to be midwife by the Commission's Warri Office, with a view to examining closely how the delineation of Host Communities was conducted, to ensure it was in accordance with the provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021.

 

From Left ; Mr. Alex Eyengho, Mr. Monday Oferuma & Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli

According to Mr. Eyengho, the NUPRC in its letter signed by Mr. Benjamin Ogunubi, on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, directed that membership of the Host Communities Development Trust, HCDT, be amicably thrown up by the host communities, advising all parties to mutually work out a formula to select the nine members in each HCDT.

The NUPRC, further noted : "The settlor and the Host Communities, should re - examine the name (s) and unanimously resolve on the name (s) for the HCDT. " That Chevron Nigeria Limited, transmit to the Commission, a report on the implementation of the rulings within two weeks ", adding : " The report should be fully signed and certified by representatives of both parties ( CNL and the Host Communities)."

 

A cross section of Ugborodo indigenes, at the Congress in Ode Ugborodo town hall

Popular Itsekiri rights' activist and politician, Chief Ayirimi Emami, former Executive Director of Projects in Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli, Prince Perry Atete and Mrs. Oritsematosan Nuko, woman leader of Ugborodo, were among prominent Ugborodo indigenes that spoke during the well - attended congress.

They reassured Ugborodo indigenes worldwide that Ikpere Host Community Development Trust, will become a reality soon.

 


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Elohor Foghola
Has a B.A in English from Delta State University, Abraka and PG.D in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, IIJ
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