20 February 2012, Sweetcrude, WARRI—THE Presidency has ordered Chevron Nigeria Limited to provide stable and sustainable power supply from the Escravos Tank Farm to oil-rich Ugborodo and Gbaramatu communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The directive was given in Abuja, after a marathon meeting with stakeholders at the Presidency. The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.
Present at the meeting were Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and some Gbaramatu youth leaders as well as representatives of Chevron.
The Ijaw/Itsekiri youth leadership also agreed that with this, work on the multi-million naira Escravos-GaS pipeline project being executed by Fenog Nigeria Limited, which was stopped by the aggrieved communities, would resume immediately.
It was gathered that Chevron has over 90 megawatts of power output of which only 40 megawatts is currently in use and the balance is kept in reserve while her immediate host communities of Ugborodo and Gbaramatu wallow in darkness.