Saturday, 15 September 2012

Employment by Force: Warri Graduates Give Chevron 7-day Ultimatum

In an interesting twist to the unemployment ravaging the country and the crisis in the Niger Delta, graduates of tertiary institutions from Egbema and Gbaramatu kingdoms in Warri North and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State on Wednesday, gave Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, a seven-day ultimatum to provide them means of livelihood..

They have threatened to disrupt the operations of the company if, before the expiration of the ultimatum, the firm still refuses to change its hard stance towards unemployed Ijaw graduates from the two kingdoms.
Meanwhile, in another petition to the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) dated September 12, signed by its chairman, Mr. Ojusin Innoncent and two others, the former students under the auspices of KOMBOT Employment Front, said Chevron had grossly marginalised Ijaw graduates from Egbema and Gbaramatu kingdoms in the area of employment.
Having attended different interviews by the company for employment, but not considered, while their counterparts from the South-West and South-East were recruited, the graduates, therefore, demanded the employment of 39 Egbema-Gbaramatu applicants, who, they claimed, were successful in the Ogere training programme and interview for the Project Operating Team, POT, for the Escravos-Gas-to-Liquid, EGTL Project

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