30 August 2018, Sweetcrude, Warri, Delta State — Chevron Nigeria Limited has been urged to formerly recruit 151 trainees of its VTPS 5 and 6 from Egbema and Gbaramatu areas of Warri North and Warri south local governments in Delta state.
Speaking during the inauguration of the new executives for KOMBOT Egbema and Gbaramatu Graduate Association in Warri, outgoing President of the body, Mr. Moses Yabrade said the 151 trainees who graduated from their programme five years ago are facing hardship
He pleaded that the oil giant should productively engage them as staff, adding that the delay was already causing tension in the communities.
“Chevron should do the needful. Convert the trainees since they have completed their training programmes. There is already tension, and the oil giant can douse the tension with the right step because nobody is happy,” he said.
The new President of the body, Mr. Humphrey Joseph said he would continue to champion the interest of members of the association.
Chairman of the event, Mr. Jude Ebitimi and the guest lecturer, Mr. Joel Ebikena who spoke on Marginalisation: Hostility of government and oil prospecting companies to host communities in Egbema, Gbaramatu kingdoms said the oil communities should always act within the law to resist the ugly trend.