….Demands Immediate Employment of Itsekiri Graduates or face shutdown in Delta.
A group under the aeges of the National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) over an alleged outright exclusion of Itsekiris from their recent employment exercise, describing as a slap on the face despite being host to the Company.
The Vice President and Chairman of the Labour/Empowerment Committee of National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, Comrade Thomas Ejueyitchie Ekpoto, gave the warning while speaking to newsmen in warri on Wednesday February 2, 2022.
He said that, “the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC), has recently employed fifty (50) Graduate Personnels to resume work at one of its Subsidiary Company, Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), located at Ifie in Warri South Local Government Area without any of its host Itsekiri sons or daughters on the employment list.”
“NAIG will not tolerate this intentional act meted on the entire Itsekiri ethnic Nationality by the Company.”
“I urge the Management of NNPC/WRPC to include Itsekiri Graduates in their employment exercise immediately. We will not hesitate to shutdown their facilities if they fail to respond accordingly.”
Comrade Ekpoto said that “A fourteen days ultimatum has been issued to the Company to include Itsekiri Graduates in their employment process or face a total shut down of their facility at Ifie and other facilities in Warri kingdom.”