Brikinn said a Joint Investigation Visit to the site of the incident on Saturday, April 20, 2019, by a team made up of regulatory agencies, community stakeholders (including representatives of Tsekelewu community) and CNL, determined that the fire was caused by unidentified third-parties who interfered with the facility.
He said “We have been in engagement with all relevant stakeholders, including communities, government of Ondo State and regulatory agencies on the fire incident.
“We are currently working with contractors to safely put out the fire as quickly as possible.”
Brikinn stressed that CNL places the highest priority on the health and safety of its workforce, the community around its operations and protection of its assets and the environment.
He added that there were independent, accredited environmental consultants monitoring the environment noting that Chevron’s post-incident activities will be consistent with the relevant environmental laws, regulations and guidelines.
“We continue to conduct our operations safely, reliably and efficiently, with utmost consideration for protection of people and the environment.
“CNL takes any threat to its operations seriously and will inform the relevant law enforcement agencies of such threats.
“We encourage all stakeholders to embrace dialogue and respect for the rule of law, in resolving any perceived grievances,” Brikinn said.