OriOke Iwamimo is a small rural community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. Oil companies Chevron, Agip, Exxon Mobil, Conoil, Express and Kavendish started exploring for crude oil when it was discovered in neighbouring Ogorogo Village in 1968. The companies laid pipelines, established both onshore and offshore locations and dug canals.
While doing this, their activities impacted negatively on the people of OriOke Iwamimo and surrounding communities, who are mostly fishermen and farmers.
Despite the impact, the oil companies refuse to conduct environmental impact assessment to ascertain the level of damage, and proceed to clean up the communities and pay due compensation to the locals.
The press talked about a protest that was taking place in July 2011, and reported "Youth from the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have accused the Oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, of failing to implement the General Memorandum of Understanding. That general memorandum, or GMOU, was signed with the people of the area because they had refused to merge communities in the Oil producing sector together. Leaders of the march had said Chevron Nigeria limited had deprived them much of their rights in their own land, by capitalizing on the unresolved rejection of a merger proposed for the oil communities in the area”