*Calls for immediate restoring of the workers as full NNPC staff
The House of Representatives member representing Warri Federal Constituency from Delta state at the National Assembly, Green Chamber Abuja, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP has expressed shock over the sacking of more than 300 Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC casual/back up staff by the management of NNPC.
Rep. Ereyitomi JP made the observation known at plenary Tuesday May 19 during the House sitting , he however moved a motion on the need for the House of Representatives to intervene on the termination of over 300 casual workers in the Warri refinery and petrochemical company.
The Warri Federal parliamentarian disclosed that he had earlier petitioned the continuous casualization of the staff in the Warri petrochemical company on the floor of the House, the matter he stated is still before the House committee on Public Petitions and hence he is alarmed that the company went ahead to terminate the staff during this COVID 19 pandemic period against the blanket and explicit directive of the Federal government against such an act.
He is also calling for the management of NNPC to restore those affected as full staff status of other NNPC workers just as they have served the company for so many years and deserve benefits accrue like other NNPC workers.
Chief Ereyitomi JP urged those affected in his constituents to remain calm as they are on top of the matter to reverse such unacceptable treatment from NNPC/WRPC against hosts communities and Warri people, he also called on the management of NNPC to avoid actions that can affect their smooth operations in their hosts communities.