Youth shutdown SPDC facility over sack of indigenous workers in Delta.
By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warrri
Youth in Ogulagha Community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State have shutdown SPDC facility as a result of alleged maginalization, injustice metted on them by the SPDC.
The youth president of Ogulalagha Community, Mr Anthony Waterwei on behalf of the group said, “this protest is as 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.
“We promised to continue the protest and shutdown SPDC if we are not call back to work and all our arrears paid.
Mr Waterwei also 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 we were sent home, we have find it difficult to cater for our family.
“SPDC doesn’t care about our welfare. 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 protester said, “We are calling on the management of SPDC and the State Government to do the needful or expect a total shutdown”.