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Ondo State Government has expressed displeasure and called for calm over the fire incident at Ojumole oil well in Ilaje local Government Area of the state.

Speaking during a Joint Investigation Visit, comprising Chevron Nigeria Limited, the National Oil Spill Detention and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the State Ministry of Environment and Community Representatives as part of on- the spot assessment to the area, the State Commissioner for Environment Mr. Funso Esan, said efforts are on to put the fire under control.

The Commissioner added that the state government is greatly concerned about the security and protection of its citizens, all neighboring communities and therefore appealed to them to remain calm.

Report says the facilities at Ojumole have been inactive since the Ijaw/Ilaje crisis in 1998 and every attempt to make Chevron re-open and secure the faculties has not been successful.

This has made the area vulnerable to oil bunkering activities and vandalization of the facilities, thereby resulting into oil spillage.

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