Ojumole Well 1 Stakeholder Communities has pledged its support to work with Chevron Nigeria Ltd to keep its people safe. In a press release on Monday that read: Press Release By Ojumole Well 1 Stakeholder Communities Ojumole Well 1 Fire: We Are Working with Chevron Nigeria Limited to keep Our People Safe. Date: 29/4/2019 We
Ojumole Well 1 Stakeholder Communities has pledged its support to work with Chevron Nigeria Ltd to keep its people safe.
In a press release on Monday that read:
Press Release By Ojumole Well 1 Stakeholder Communities
Ojumole Well 1 Fire: We Are Working with Chevron Nigeria Limited to keep Our People Safe.
We the Stakeholder communities to Ojumole Well 1, in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State hereby commiserate with Chevron Nigeria Limited and all the people of Ikorigho, Ojumole, Zion Ikorigho, Otumara, Ajegunle, Ilueri and Bowoto communities, who are impacted by the fire burning at the Ojumole Well 1 through the activities of wicked and inhuman oil thieves and illegal bunkerers who have no respect for human lives and the environment.
Immediately the fire started, Chevron informed our communities and our representatives were part of the Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) team to the site of the incident on Saturday April 20, 2019. During the JIV it was discovered that the fire incident was caused by oil thieves who have been coming to steal crude oil from the facility.
It is a sad thing that valuable assets mostly owned by the people of Ilaje land and the environment have been imperilled by the actions of a few greedy individuals who tampered with the idle well apparently to steal crude oil, thereby leading to this unfortunate fire incident.
We as Ilaje people are hospitable people and when a true Ilaje sees his neighbour’s house is on fire, he will try to help not extort him. We therefore dissociate ourselves from all attempts to extort CNL or capitalise on this sad incident for political gains. The people doing this are not the appointed leaders of our people and therefore cannot speak for us.
We are already working with Chevron to ensure that our people remain safe and that the fire is put out as soon as possible. We therefore advise our people not to go near the area where the fire is burning so as not to hamper the efforts to put out the fire or be in harm’s way.
We call on Chevron to provide relief materials for the people in the communities near this fire and continue to implement all the activities being discussed in their continued engagement with leaders and representatives of our communities.
We enjoin everyone in our communities to go about their duties and fishing activities normally without any fear.
Rev.Ola Judah Akinyomi
Eng. Owolemi Aiyeran
Most Snr AP. Wale Tomiye,
Comrade Igbekele Orisa(Youth Chairman)
Comrade Monday Mabanmi. (G.O.C ex militant Ikorigho land)
For Ikorigho land and other affected communities.