Management of Chevron Nigeria Limited was issued a 21-day ultimatum by graduates of Ijaw, Itsekiri and Ilaje host communities in Ondo and Delta States respectively over an alleged delay in the conversion of trainees of the VTPS/OTP2 programme to permanent Staff in the company.
In a joint statement signed by Egbema-Gbaramatu Graduates Employment Front, National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG and National Association of Ilaje Graduates, NAIG, the groups accused Chevron of hiding under the guise of harsh economic times to derail from its social responsibilities for its host communities.
The statement signed by Yebrade Moses, Ajagbe Egbegbemi and four others, it explained that in, “the normal course of event, persons who undergo the training are made staff of Chevron Nigeria Limited within a year of participating but rather, participants of the programme have been stagnated for over three years”.
Describing the actions of Chevron as, “unacceptable and a betrayal of trust” they accused Chevron of playing on the intelligence of the host communities stressing that such deeds must stop henceforth,” they said.
They buttressed their position with the claim that Chevron was embarking on secret employment of influential individuals in the society.

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