BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
WARRI: UGBORODO communities in Warri southwest local government area, Delta has ended its eleven-day protest against Chevron Nigeria limited, demanding a better deal from the oil giant.
The hundreds of youths from the area had in the last eleven days kept vigil by the fence of Chevron Tank Farm in Ugborodo chanting solidarity songs and calling on the oil giant to redress challenges of underdevelopment in the area.
A statement yesterday by Alex Eyengho, an executive member of the Ugborodo community management committee, said the protest would end that yesterday, adding that a tripartite meeting held between the state government, Chevron and Ugborodo community at the Government Annex in Warri, Delta state.
“Suffice it at this point to inform the general public that we shall end the 11 days old peaceful protest today Wednesday, May 15, 2019, and completely demobilize, even as we continue discussions with Chevron and government at both State and Federal levels. Be it however known that we SHALL not rest until every aspect of our demands is met. “
He said the community will continue its engagement with the oil giant and other relevant agencies to ensure that her demands were me, adding, he thanked security agencies for the show of understanding while the protest lasted and others
The meeting which went on into late evening could not address all the demands and issues raised due to time. However, we believe that the meeting with top Federal Government functionaries proposed for Abuja next week will afford us the opportunity to treat the issues/demands well. Chevron seems to be hiding under the Public Procurement Act to run away from most of the demands.
Our thanks also to, the security agencies and the general public for their understanding and empathy. God bless you all.”, he said.