MARGINALIZATION: OGULAGHA YOUTH SHUTDOWN SPDC FORCADOS TANK FARM OVER SACK OF 50 INDIGENOUS WORKERS

COASTAL NEWS

WARRI________ Youths in Ogulagha Community in Burutu local Government area of Delta State has protested against what they termed MARGINALIZATION and injustice melted on them by SPDC.

The protest is a result of the indiscriminate displacement of over 50 workers from the community.

The protesters in their large numbers blocked the entrance gate to SPDC forcados Terminal as earlier as 5am disrupting all oild operations.

However, they have promised to continue the protest and shutdown SPDC if they are not call back to work and all their arrears paid.

Speaking with news men as at the time filling this report, the youth president of Ogulalagha Community, Mr Anthony Waterwei expressed displeasure on the attitude of SPDC towards indigenous workers. He lamented that SPDC is taking us for granted. Don’t employ up to 10% of the MoU the community entered with them.

” It’s so painful that my brothers have been at home for over 9 months without salary, they sent our people home and fly in their people”

Imagine SPDC sacking Community workers for no reason.

“As I speak to you over 50 workers from we the host Community have been dropped from work and have been seating at home for months”

One of the sacked staffs who identify himself as Mr ThankGod IYaragba narrated that since they were sent home, they have find it difficult to cater for their family. “SPDC doesn’t care about our welfare. He stressed that SPDC is marginalizing indigenous workers”.

Another protester named Deka Waterwei expressed anger over the ill treatment Community workers have been experiencing from SPDC.

Mr Deka states that SPDC sent us home why they fly in there brothers and sisters to occupy all the offices in Forcados Terminal.

Meanwhile, the protesters called on SPDC and the Delta State Government to do the needful or expect a total shutdown.

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