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Agip workers take grievances to Jonathan

01 November 2013, 15:01

Lagos - The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has accused oil firm, Agip, of unfair labour practices after the
company allegedly reserved key positions to foreign nationals.

The group, in a statement signed by its President, Nelly Emma, said that Nigerian citizens working in the company were treated like slaves and
denied managerial positions.

The group, which has petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene, threatened to disrupt activities of the company unless this was addressed.

"Our investigations have shown that Nigerians are not well treated in Agip. They are denied occupying key positions in the company," Emma

The organization said Italians occupied all key positions in.

Locals occupied such positions as Public Affairs, Content Development and Human Resources.

"We are of the view that Nigerians ought to be given the positions of the General Manager (Projects); General Manager (Gas Business); General
Manager (Finance) and General Manager (Upstream Business).

The maltreatment and short-changing of Nigerians by management of the company is of great concern to us and it must stop," argued the group.

Agip had not responded at the time of going to press.

- CAJ News


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