American oil firm accused of violating local content act


Published on November 27, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Femi D. Thomas, Managing Director, Weatherford Nigeria

Femi D. Thomas, Managing Director, Weatherford Nigeria

..Company deliberately plotting against indigenes, workers lament

Some Nigerians working with an American oil and gas service firm, Weatherford International have raised the alarm over gross abuse of local laws and sharp practices being perpetrated by the Nigerian subsidiary of the company, Weatherford Nigeria, against them.

A source at the company, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said the firm has carried on with many anti-Nigerian policies such as mass sack on flimsy excuses and appointment of a foreigner as Country Manager in clear violation of Nigerian Local Content Act, which is one of the significant developments aimed at localizing management and control of oil and gas industry.

The source said apart from the fact that there were many qualified Nigerians…

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