Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


ExxonMobil workers reject shortfall in benefit

01 February 2013, 09:19

Akwa-Ibom - Disengaged workers of ExxonMobil at Qua Iboe Terminal in Akwa Ibom on Thursday protested over alleged cuts in their terminal benefits and described the action as unacceptable.

The 1,400 disengaged junior workers protested on some streets in Eket and carried placards to draw public attention to their plight.

The Secretary, Sacked Janitorial Staff in ExxonMobil locations, Mr Aniefiok Ekong, criticised the oil company for slashing their terminal benefits contrary to agreed terms.

``As we speak, our leaders have been summoned to Abuja over the matter.

``We also observed that the names of some of our members are missing on the list that Mobil pasted at the terminal.

``Even the amount of money paid to those whose names are on the list was a far cry from what is stated on the agreement.

``We are on the streets to say that we will not be part of this.

``We want the payment suspended until our leaders find out the reason why the management of the company reneged on the collective bargaining agreement with NUPENG,” Ekong told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

One of the affected workers, Mr Felix Nnorom, said that the terminal benefits offered the workers ranged from N150, 000 to N270, 000 for those who had served from 15 years to 20 years.

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), an affiliate of US oil firm ExxonMobil, outsources its labour needs to community contractors, who provide the work force required by the oil firm for its operations.

Meanwhile, a statement signed by Mr Nigel Cookey-Gam, MPN Communications Manager, dissociated the company from the agitation of the workers.

NAN reports that agitation by workers affected by the reduction of the workforce at the Qua Iboe oil terminal has frequently disrupted the operations of the oil firm.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...