Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has said it would continue to dedicate itself to the socio-economic development of its neighbouring communities.
In a statement by CNL management and made available to journalists on Wednesday, the oil major insisted that the Company places the highest priority on and remains committed to the protection and safety of people, the environment, and its assets.
Chevron is the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and CNL (NNPCL/CNL JV).
“CNL confirms that about 08:40hrs, on May 16, 2023, some protesters from Ugborodo community occupied a third-party facility at CNL’s pipeline repair work site and continued to protest around the perimeter fence of the Escravos Terminal in CNL’s Western area of operations. The protesters complained about their alleged non-inclusion and engagement in the Host Community Development Trust (“HCDT”) formation process. They also raised issues on the provision of social amenities to the community.
“CNL is engaging with the relevant stakeholders including the traditional rulers and community leaders to resolve the issues amicably and ensure the peaceful vacation of the protesters.
“CNL has a long-standing relationship with the Ugborodo community and continues to contribute to the socio-economic development in Ugborodo community.