Fire Outbreak: Delta Govt, Chevron Donate Relief Materials To Tsekelewu, Opuama Communities


UGHELLI – Following a recent fire outbreak at a flow-station in Ikpalakpalabou, Opuekeba Oil Field, Warri North Local Government Area, the Delta State Government and management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) have donated relief materials worth millions of naira to the people of Tsekelewu/Polobubor, Opuama and other neighbouring communities to mitigate their sufferings.
Receiving the item which include hundreds of bags of rice, beans, garri, salt, detergents, gallons of palm oil, groundnut oil and bottled water, Ambassador Jude Ebitimi Ukori, Executive Chairman of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, said the relief materials would go a long way to relieving the people of the communities from negative effects of the fire outbreak.
He said, “The relief materials were supplied by CNL in respect to the fire outbreak that occurred on April 18, 2019 at Ikpalakpalabou around Opuekeba field in CNL operational area. Thereafter, the people of Tsekelewu/Polobubor, Opuama and environs have been in great distress and they have been crying out to the state government, Federal Government and CNL to come to their aide.”
“FRinally, the state government and the company yielded to the cry of the people by supplying relief materials to support and alleviate their sufferings as a result of the negative impact of the fire incident in the area.
While thanking the state government and management of CNL for the gesture, Ukori advised management of CNL to put adequate security measures in place to secure their equipment and avert similar situation in the future.
Deacon Isaac Boro, Chairman, Tsekelewu Polobubor Community on his part, thanked the state government and CNL for their efforts, but suggested to the company to also find a way to take care of the looming environmental hazard.

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