Port Harcourt- Workers employed to clean- up Shell’s polluted Ogoni land have given the federal government a notice of their intentions to stop work on the clean-up exercise over the non-payment of their salaries since February 2013.
The workers have only been paid once since they were employed in January 2013, reports New Telegraph
The workers, who were employed under the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP), a special project set up to implement the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoni land, urged the government to begin the payment of the salaries and outstanding emoluments immediately or face industrial action.
However, sources a source at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said the Group Managing Director of the NNPC had in January 2014, approved N2.5 billion for their outstanding salaries of 2013.
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