NAIG (Itsekiri) President and Secretary, Ben Eyitemi Eburajolo and Esiategiwa Mino, handed down the ultimatum at a press briefing held at its secretariat in Warri, Delta State.
NAIG threatened to shut down Chevron’s operations in Itsekiri land if it fails to comply with the ultimatum.
It demanded that the reclassification should be backdated to January 2016 and January 2017 for VTP5/OTP6 respectively.
“Resume Operations and Maintenance(O&M) training with employment in view immediately as enshrined in our Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with you.
“Community development in Oil Producing Areas should resume back immediately,” NAIG said.
” All Itsekiri host communities to CNL should be given light and portable drinking water.”
NAIG said it cannot keep silent anymore because Itsekiri sons and daughters have been grossly marginalized by the oil multinational.
It said,”the plight of our brothers and sisters in VTP5/OTP6 calls for urgent attention.”
According to NAIG,”They were promised employment and asked to resign their former jobs by Chevron Nigeria Limited(CNL) Management. Hence, the reason they left their high paying jobs to pass through the O/M training at Ogere amongst others.”