By Gab Ejuwa
Chairman of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, EGCDF, Mr Jude Ukori, has advised those who indulge in illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the area to stop forthwith in order for their sole sponsor, Chevron Nigeria Limited, to thrive in their business.
Ukori during a familiarization tour/town hall meeting at Azama, Benikrukru and Kokodiagbene communities, thanked the people for their efforts in bringing them on board as executives and members of the foundation.
He said that the group was poised to promote sustainable development of all the communities and attraction of empowerment opportunities to all deserving indigenes of the communities, adding that they are not ignorant of the enormous developmental needs of the communities.
According to him, “We can only achieve these through the people’s support in ensuring peaceful environment for Chevron. So let us jointly protect the oil and gas facilities within and around our communities.”
We must all say no to illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism. When we have done the needful, we can confidently demand the best from the International Oil Companies and government in terms of employment, empowerment opportunities and increase in funding for developmental activities.”
Ukori assured the people of the determination of his executives to equitably execute both infrastructural and non-infrastructural projects in the communities in phases.
Assuring the people of the executives stance to revamp the micro credit scheme in order to boost their local economy, Ukori urged all contractors of ongoing projects to speed up work and get them ready for the commissioning soon.