Gbaramatu and Ugborode communities in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State have threatened show down with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over what they described as deceitful bungling of agreement reached with them during the construction of the first phase of the Escravos-Warri Lagos Gas pipeline.
To this end, the people have issued a 21-day ultimatum to its management to honour the agreement, failure of which might led to protests and closing down of some of the oil flowing stations.
They have also threatened to disrupt operations on the newly completed pipeline as well as other onshore, offshore facilities including the Escravos Tank farm, Abiteye Flow Station, if their demands are not met within the stipulated 21 days.
Issuing the ultimatum on behalf of the affected communities, the Niger-Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Charge (NDIMRC) in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP and signed by one Nelly Emma, stated that the firm that handled the project, was allowed to return to site after NNPC and Chevron agreed to meet the demands of the protesting women who had protested their nonchalant attitude last year .
Also, the women had demanded for the provision of water, hospital and electricity in the area.
It would be recalled that Escravos - Warri - Lagos gas pipeline project had suffered a major setback last year when the protesting Gbaramatu and Ugborode women demanded for a better deal from both NNPC and Chevron Nigeria Limited and stopped the contractor from executing the project for several months.