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Negligence of Chevron led to Ilaje fire – Ondo Speaker

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Negligence of Chevron led to Ilaje fire – Ondo Speaker

The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Thursday, said Chevron Nigeria Limited neglected to extinguish the flame episode seething at the Ojumole Oil Well in Ugbo village.

The Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun, who extraordinarily accused Chevron requested that the organization come and address the house on the issue before May 14.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the flame occurrence happened on April 18, 2019, at the Ojumole Oil Well in Ugbo, llaje Local Government region of the state.

Oleyelogun said the mandate pursued the result of the board of trustees meeting with the partners at the gathering room of the State House of Assembly on Thursday.

He said since Chevron authorities at the gathering would not talk on the issue within the sight of columnists, it ought to send qualified agents that could talk before writers on the issue on Tuesday.

Oleyelogun likewise guided the organization to put off the furious discharge at the oil field before the following gathering.

The Speaker said the state legislators would be constrained to make an intense move against the organization, in the event that it neglects to show up before the house.

As per him, the organization ought to likewise guarantee that it put off the flame, which had dirtied the wellsprings of water and the conditions in Ilaje territories of the state.

“Carelessness of Chevron prompted the flame episode and llaje individuals are being bamboozled.

“l emphatically censured the administration of Chevron for not doing the needful to think about the lives and property influenced because of the flame occurrence at Ojumole Oil Well.

“As a respectable organization in the nation, the lives and property of the host networks, where Chevron works, ought to be vital to it and ought not to play with the financial exercises of the host networks,” he said.

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