There was drama on Monday at the premises of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) as youths blocked the entrance of the multinational company in Rumubiakani, Port Harcourt, in protest against sacking of 11 indigenous contract workers.
The youths from four host communities Rumuozelu, Oginigba, Rumuomasi and Rumubiakani, said that the decision of the oil gaint to lay off 11 indigenous contract workers from the communities left them without any form of income for the past 5 months.
The youths arrived well prepared with cooking pot, firewood, plates and set out to prepare food in anticipation of a long stay.
Speaking to Port Harcourt City News, one of the organizers of the protest and Vice President of Rumuozelu Youths Association, Chinedu Ogwutum said that the youths decided to stage the protest to express their displeasure over the action of the company.
According to Ogwutum, SPDC had cited dip in revenue as reason for the sack of their kinsmen. But the youths…
Source: Linda Ikeji