Oil spill: Delta community appeals to govt, Chevron for help

Chevron27 July 2013, Warri – The people of Opia oil producing community in Dibi Field, Warri North local government area of Delta State, have called on Chevron Nigeria Limited, federal and state governments to urgently send medical team and relief materials to the community.

Mr. Benjamin Ogbudu, chairman of the Opia community, Mr. Ebi Eyemin, chairman Opia/Ekyan bloc of communities and Chief Moses Odibo, chairman Dumok Bloc of communities in a statement, said there was an incident of oil spill as a result of pipeline explosion that occurred on 17th July, 2013, which has affected Opia and neighbouring communities.

They maintained that the incident has been reported to management of Chevron Nigeria Limited, but that Chevron was yet to send relief materials to the people and communities affected by the unfortunate incident.

According to them: “We are calling on Chevron, federal and Delta State government, federal ministry of environment and other appropriate agencies to come to our aid as the people of Opia community and others were seriously affected by the pollution caused by the incident.

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