850 Nigeria treatment facility laborers, oil laborers fired


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) on Monday asserted that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) fired 850 provisional laborers.

The associations, in a joint articulation made accessible to PREMIUM TIMES, said the laborers were separated from their obligation posts at the country’s treatment facilities.

The announcement was marked by the National President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha; National President of PENGASSAN, Ndukaku Ohaeri; just as Messrs Afolabi Olawale and Lumumba Okugbawa, general secretaries of NUPENG and PENGASSAN, individually.

Named ‘NUPENG and PENGASSAN unequivocally respond to remarks by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, on processing plants and oil and gas laborers’, the associations blamed remarks made by Mr Sylva about the destiny of the laborers.

The associations said the pastor’s announcements “were bound with manufactured deception, distortion of realities and lies.” They noticed that the announcements incorporate cases that the processing plants have not been laboring for a long time and laborers have been accepting pay rates and advancement; that laborers were answerable for the sorry condition of the treatment facilities; and that the association took steps to protest when the NNPC took steps to sack bolster staff.

“The Union/Association found the remarks of the priest generally uncharitable and horrifying,” the announcement said. They included that the pastor just endeavored to put strategy disappointment, maladministration, absence of prescience and botch of the treatment facilities on hapless laborers.

The announcement peruses to some extent:

“On the indicated danger of the Group Managing Director of NNPC to sack laborers, we wish to state here that it was entirely increasingly a danger yet that it had just been completed with the sack of 850 care staff amidst COVID-19 pandemic, tossing right around a thousand specialists into hard money related circumstance without a bit of compassion or meeting with the association,” it said.

The associations guaranteed that they never took steps to take to the streets, yet rather requested to be locked in for an appropriate conversation on the similar terminal advantages of the laborers, who previously worked for 10 to 15 years.

“We discovered it rather profoundly brutal and unjustifiable with respect to NNPC the board to sack these laborers with just their last checks following 15 great long periods of their lives in NNPC,” the associations said.

“In the event that a Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Group Managing Director of NNPC can excuse contractors that have served for over 10 years ceaselessly as though they are rodents, what more would we be able to anticipate from lOCs. The month to month pay rates of 25 of these agreement staff set up can’t approach a common administration staff pay of a similar association.”

In any case, in his response on Monday, the NNPC representative, Kennie Obateru, said the influenced laborers are not staff of the company, yet of outsider contracting firms, who were laid off in view of repetition

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