Niger Delta Group Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To Chevron

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The Niger Delta Indigenous Movements for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has given Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), a seven-day ultimatum to employ unemployed Ijaw graduates from Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdoms in Warri North and Warri South-West Areas of Delta State.

The group threatened to disrupt the operations of Chevron if, before the expiration of the ultimatum, the oil giant? fail to employ Ijaw graduates from the two oil producing kingdoms in Delta State.

In a press statement, signed by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Officer, Mukoro Stanley, and made available to LEADERSHIP, they declared that Chevron had grossly marginalised Ijaw graduates from Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdoms in the area of employment.

The group stated that the unemployed Ijaw graduates had attended different interviews organised by Chevron Nigeria Limited for employment, but were not considered, “whereas their counterparts from the South-West and South-East were recruited and currently working with Chevron Nigeria Limited”.

The group, therefore, demanded the employment of 39 Egbema-Gbaramatu applicants that were successful in the Ogere training programme and interview for the Project Operating Team (POT), for the Escravos-Gas-To-Liquid (EGTL) Project.

The group while calling for the reinstatement of Ijaw indigenes that were sacked by Chevron in February 7, 2011, vowed to join forces in the days ahead with KOMBOT Employment Front to disrupt the entire Chevron Nigeria Limited operations in Egbema and Gbaramatu areas.

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