Oil & Gas

Oborevwori Meets Chevron, Pledges To Partner IOCs On PIA 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

AT a brief, but close session with top management of Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL), Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State says his administration will partner oil companies in the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) for the sustainable development of host communities.

This was his pledge when he received top management of CNL led by the Managing Director, Mr Rick Kennedy at Government House, Asaba, on Tuesday.

The street-wise governor lauded Chevron for sustaining its operations in the state and for contributing immensely to the growth and development of its host communities.

“The good thing about our relationship with Chevron is that there has been a good synergy and Delta State holds Chevron in high esteem because of its operations.

“Most oil companies left Delta state but Chevron remained with us and we will continue to give you all the support through the PIA to ensure sustainable development of our host communities.

“The PIA is something we have to follow through for peaceful co-existence of oil companies and host communities.

“I was once a community leader and I know the operation of Chevron, what we need as a state is more cooperation with the host communities.

“If you go into dialogue with host communities there will be peace. I want to assure you that we will work together to enhance the development of our state through my M.O.R.E Agenda.

“When there is peace in the state it means the company will operate well and our IGR will also improve,” Oborevwori stated.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after the session, Delta-born General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA), Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Business Unit, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, said the visit was to seek further cooperation and strategic partnership with the state government.

He said Chevron remained focused in ensuring participatory partnership in its collaboration to ensure peace and development in their host communities..

Brikinn said the company was working with all stakeholders to ensure sustainable development of its host communities.












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