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ExxonMobil Staffs protest over sacked 860 spy police in Akwa Ibom

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Staff of ExxonMobil on Friday protested the sacked of 860 spy police without entitlements in Akwa Ibom.
The protesters started the protest at about 8 in the morning, blocked Mobil Housing Estate at Marina road, Eket Local Government of the state.
The protesters were chanting solidarity song and carried placards with inscription such as “ExxonMobil sacked 860 Nigerian workers after over 22 years of slave labour”, “ExxonMobil respect the rule of law”, “Supreme Court of Nigeria is higher than ExxonMobil.”
Other inscriptions include, “ExxonMobil comply with Supreme Court Judgement”, “Calculated disobedience of supreme court judgement on its employees is an insult to the Federal Republic of Nigeria”,
“ExxonMobil masters of slave labour, ” among others.
Mr Okon Johnson, the Chairman, Security Workforce ExxonMobil expressed displeasure over the attitude of the company, said that ExxonMobil had melted injustice to those that have entrusted their life and property to the company.
Johnson however, said that ExxonMobil should complied with the Supreme Court Judgement that held on April 20, 2018, telling the company to reabsorbed 860 spy policemen and rewards long serving personnels.
“The Management of ExxonMobil calls us today for a meeting at Eden Hotel and they address us that mails will be sent into our emails.
“In the meeting, the multinational company told us that the company has acknowledged us as staff and working to implement the supreme court judgement.
“After the meeting, surprisingly as we were going back to our offices, we noticed that ExxonMobil have redrawned our access batch and we can not have access to the premises of the company again,” he expressed dismay.
Johnson called on ExxonMobil to reabsorbed 860 staff of the company and implements their entitlements before they would end the peace protest in the state.
He however, expressed disappointment that ExxonMobil does not want to comply with supreme Court Judgement.
“Our demand is for the company to fully comply with the judgement of the Apex court.
“The Apex court is law and it should be respected and if the company is doing this that means it is disrespectful to the nation, Supreme Court and Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Johnson said.

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