BY FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI—The people of Ugborodo in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, have threatened to institute legal action against the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited, within 14 days should it fail to implement the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, it entered with the community since 2002.
The community, in a protest letter to the oil company, alleged that Chevron was insensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of their people.
The protest letter was signed by Eghare Wellington, Benson Omadeli, Prince Perry Atete and Mr. Daniel Mayuku.
It said: “The company has no commendable testimony to show that it has lived up to the expectation of the people and the state government despite several decades of milking the natural resources from the community.
“Regrettably, none of the items or projects listed in the MoU has been executed till date.
“The act of your company smacks of pestilence gall, dishonourable sly, trickery and deceitful representation, aimed at manipulating the people to satisfy the company’s selfish interest.
“Your undertaking under the MoU in question is to cover a period of five years from 2002 to 2007 and this means that all the stipulations under the memorandum that remained unfulfilled is still alive and binding.
“Consequently, we, hereby, demand by this protest letter that you honour and perform all your obligations under the MoU in question or take positive steps that are devoid of any sly or economic chicanery.”