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Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by javascriptDev: 11:19am On Sep 05, 2018
By Femi Aribisala
IF you were to visit the Lagos headquarters of ExxonMobil (Nigeria) in Victoria Island, Lagos today, you would immediately notice that something strange is going on. You will find a number of people camped outside the building; sometimes chanting, sometimes dancing, sometimes shouting slogans. They are there 24/7; day and night. Surely, this is anomalous to the activities of an international oil company.

What is happening is that some of the Nigerian workers of ExxonMobil are protesting the sharp practices of the company. These practices should be of concern to all Nigerians because ExxonMobil’s treatment of its Nigerian staff is not only an affront to its workers, it is an affront to all Nigerians. A foreign company, however big and powerful, should not be allowed to come to Nigeria and maltreat Nigerians in Nigeria with impunity.

The affected Nigerian workers at ExxonMobil have not resorted to violence. They have sought instead legal redress. The matter has taken no less than 18 years within the Nigerian legal system. It has worked its way up from the High Court to the Appeal Court and, finally to the Supreme Court. In April 2018, the Supreme Court finally ruled in favour of the Nigerian workers and against ExxonMobil. But ExxonMobil has refused to abide by the verdict of the Nigerian Supreme Court.

Instead, ExxonMobil had the effrontery to use duplicity to sack all the 860 affected Nigerian workers, most of who had worked with the company for 22 years, and to lock them out of its building. This is a step it would not dare take in the United States after a Supreme Court verdict. But for some reason, it is confident it can get away with it here in Nigeria.
In a Statement issued by PENGASSAN chairman Rasak Obe, Obe frowned at the indiscriminate dismissal of Nigerian workers by ExxonMobil, in order to replace them with expatriates, thereby taking from Nigerians jobs they have successfully performed for decades.

The newly-recruited expatriate personnel currently engaged at ExxonMobil’s security department are mostly ex-service men. Their employment in replacement of Nigerian workers runs contrary to the directives of Nigeria’s National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, and the Nigerian Defense Ministry.

The cost of keeping one expatriate security personnel in Nigeria would pay 100 of the local security personnel currently being sacked


Betrayal



However, the message Chris Ngige delivered to ExxonMobil loud and clear is that it does not have to be subject to Nigerian laws. It can operate here in Nigeria as a law unto itself.

Instead of fighting for the rights of the Nigerian workers in Nigeria, Chris Ngige, the minister for Labour and Employment, is fighting for the rights of ExxonMobil, a foreign multinational in Nigeria.

On the very day my article was published last week, Chris Ngige, convened a hurried meeting of the parties in the dispute. However, rather than tell ExxonMobil it has to obey the verdict of the Supreme Court, he presented a settlement package contravening the position of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court said the Nigerian workers should not regarded as “SPY Police” but as bona fide Exxon Mobil employees. But Ngige said they should be regarded as “SPY Police.” This means they would be paid based on police or civil service structures, instead of those of an international oil company. He then gave the workers 48 hours to stop their protest before any of the so-called benefits he itemised for them can be paid.


ExxonMobil 419


On July 13, 2018, ExxonMobil took its most dastardly act. It asked the workers to gather at Victoria Crown Hotel Plaza for a meeting with the company’s representatives. When they arrived there, they were addressed by one Kayode Ashoga of ExxonMobil’s HR Department. He told them to be on the lookout for messages from ExxonMobil through their respective emails and other addresses they had given to the company a week earlier in a circulated document titled ExxonMobil Employee Data Update Form.

At the end of the meeting, which lasted less than 10 minutes, the Nigerian workers went back to their various places of work, only to discover that they had been locked out by ExxonMobil, with their personal effects and property still in the offices. In effect, the workers were deceived out of their stations and then sacked and locked out.

Similar meetings were held simultaneously by ExxonMobil in other locations, including Eket, Port Harcourt and Abuja. Over 500 ExxonMobil guards were locked out at the same time on the same day. They were all denied access to their belongings, personal effects, drugs and clothing still on ExxonMobil grounds.

The Nigerian workers have shown considerable restraint in their struggle, determined to be peaceful and law-abiding. Nevertheless, ExxonMobil still took the extra-judicial act of throwing them out like common criminals, sacking them for no justifiable reason in the attempt to circumvent the obedience of the ruling of the Nigerian Supreme Court.

Since then, the Nigerian workers have camped outside ExxonMobil House in Lagos with placards demanding that the company must obey the verdict of the Supreme Court. They are there day and night.

https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/2018/09/04/chris-ngige-fights-for-oppressive-exxonmobil-instead-of-nigerian-workers-by-femi-aribisala/

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Capnd143(m): 11:54am On Sep 05, 2018
Chris ngige has been over stepping his powers right from his days as governor.

After receiving millions in bribe about two weeks ago, he has turned a blind eye. Ngige boldly approved the payment of just #800,000 as total pension for oil company workers who have served for more than 25 years. Who does that where in the world does that happen? In cohorts with exxonMobil HR directors Udom inoyo and paul mcgrath have rip the future off innocent workers And buhari says he is fighting corruption, am sure corruption only happens in the PDP

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by javascriptDev: 12:01pm On Sep 05, 2018
The Igbos at it again. Buhari’s EFCC witch hunt can never reach his ministers. Get your PVCs and vote out the lifeless old man

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 12:05pm On Sep 05, 2018
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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Bluemosquito(m): 12:14pm On Sep 05, 2018
This is the type of treatment we get from our ministers and foreign multinationals for voting in a lifeless old man.

This is the same ministers that tooks months to appoint, if this set of people are buharis mr right then we have failed in this country.

Since when did the minister of labour and productivity become the MD of exxonmobil? Money change hands and you turn around and fight your own contrymen.

How on earth buhari appointed a former governor who looted the treasury of his state, calling them saints as ministers is a disaster to nigerian democrazy
Cc: lalasticlala, mynd44

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Authoreety: 12:17pm On Sep 05, 2018
What should we do now

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Qsscruz(m): 12:18pm On Sep 05, 2018
"However, the message Chris Ngige delivered to ExxonMobil loud and clear is that it does not have to be subject to Nigerian laws. It can operate here in Nigeria as a law unto itself."


And some people would still come out to say that they support Buhari and his incompetent appointees that he wasted six months to appoint.. Neither the master nor his boys obey court orders.. They are all mad.

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by dafemnet: 12:18pm On Sep 05, 2018
Bluemosquito:
This is the type of treatment we get from our ministers and foreign multinationals for voting in a lifeless old man.

Cc: lalasticlala, mynd44
so who else can tackle corruption in Nigeria
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by dignity33: 12:19pm On Sep 05, 2018

IF BY ANY MEANS PDP FAIL TO PRODUCE ATIKU AS THERE FLAG BEARER THEN PDP SHOULD FORGET ABOUT WINING 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, ATIKU IS WIDELY ACCEPTED AMONG NIGERIAN UNLIKE OTHER PDP ASPIRANT WHO CAN ONLY TRY TO WIN THERE STATE. TAKE FOR INSTANCE ATIKU CAN WIN THE WHOLE OF SOUTHEAST, NORTH EAST, NORTHCENTRE AND SOUTHSOUTH, IN SOUTHWEST WILL ALSO MAKE A VERY SIGNIFICANT GAIN DO TO HIGH NUMBERS OF NONINDIGENES IN LAGOS, KWANKWASO FOR INSTANCE IS ONLY POPULAR IN NORTH WEST AND WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO DEFEAT BUHARI WHOW ALSO FROM THE SAME REGION. ANOTHER THING IS THAT PDP SHOULD NOT BY ANY MEANS UNDERMINE THE VOTE OF IGBOS BASED ON REGIONAL REGISTRATION BECAUSE IGBOS CONSTITUTE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF LITERATE REGISTERED VOTES ACCROSS NIGERIA AND ALSO HAVE THE HIGHEST SINGLE BLOCK VOTE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND BESIDE HAVE THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF NONINDIGENES REGISTERED VOTES IN ANY STATE EXCERPT SOUTHEAST.

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by madenigga(m): 12:19pm On Sep 05, 2018
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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by UncleSnr(m): 12:20pm On Sep 05, 2018
grin
Don't ask me why.
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by strangest(m): 12:21pm On Sep 05, 2018
LOL... One chance... How much did he collect?? EFCC over to you...

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by MooreJozo(m): 12:21pm On Sep 05, 2018
na wa
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by kennypoju04: 12:22pm On Sep 05, 2018
Jesus what Is this
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by islandmoon: 12:23pm On Sep 05, 2018
what a shame , If you tune to skynews right now, you will see the British prime minister fighting so hard to defend decision of the government in the parliament , they are talking about protecting jobs, how the coming generation will not suffer, to protect pension and protect their economy, they are still firing her question left and right and I can tell you this woman is greater than ngige, our dullard and all member of house of assembly of looters put together.
I weep for Nigerians







..... .. . . ............ .......................

blue3k2 take note, I know you are presently stick to screen of your box TV watching APC mega rally on NTA.
I wonder what buhari discussed with that woman, probably, they talked about cow

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Bluemosquito(m): 12:24pm On Sep 05, 2018
Authoreety:
What should we do now
when your anti corruption crusaders are at the fore front of corruption and you still kill for them what does that make you?

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Marty70s: 12:25pm On Sep 05, 2018
Which way lifeless APC?[color=#000000][/color]

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Realname: 12:26pm On Sep 05, 2018
Only in the animal.kimgdom.csn this happen

They can't try this in South Africa or ungamds or Kenya

But Nigeria is so filthy corrupt that I once heard a Chinese staff day to his Nigerian emolee even if I kill you what will happen? Jail? Is it not money ? I will pay the price judge whatever

This is how Nigeria has disgraced themselves globally

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by EneJnr: 12:26pm On Sep 05, 2018
shocked
This is unacceptable

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Bluemosquito(m): 12:26pm On Sep 05, 2018
dafemnet:
so who else can tackle corruption in Nigeria
Any body that gets rid of the old stock of politicians like chris ngige. Chris ngige is a thief and has always been, its not suprising at all to see him take bribe to fight against fellow nigerians

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by 0balufonlll: 12:26pm On Sep 05, 2018
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This one is Crisis Ngige o
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by kalusky02(m): 12:26pm On Sep 05, 2018
This is what you get when you appoint politicians that are self serving.

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by okomile(f): 12:26pm On Sep 05, 2018
What a shame.

When govt don't respect court verdicts, how do one expect them to.

Nigeria my country

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by planetx: 12:27pm On Sep 05, 2018
What kind of expatriate are recruited to be security guards? Cause I am not understanding.

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by Airforce1(m): 12:28pm On Sep 05, 2018
Shame
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by oasis10: 12:28pm On Sep 05, 2018
Gosh! am so pained, who did we offend in this country?? why are we bringing ourselves down, why employ foreigners for jobs Nigerians can do,this country, infact i don't know what to type anymore, this cannot happen in other countries,blacks always feeling inferior to white jeezzz!!

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by madmohamed(m): 12:28pm On Sep 05, 2018
U don't have a precedent and u don't have a country. Nigeria shit.... Buhari lifeless it can't work like that.

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by jayson87: 12:32pm On Sep 05, 2018
This is what happened. 2019 must be the changer

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Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by cold(m): 12:35pm On Sep 05, 2018
Really sad. The state of affairs in Nigeria..sigh
Re: Chris Ngige Okays Exxonmobil Sack Of Nigerian Staff, Foreign Replacement - Femi by oshe11: 12:35pm On Sep 05, 2018
Report them to the LIFELESS president you VOTED into power.......




My ONLY concern is how to VOTE HIM OUT

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