By Binebai Princewill

A heavy protest is currently rocking Oml 42 in Delta State operated by NNPC/NECONDE over the non implementation of workers welfare.

The protesting workers under the auspices of Oml 42 Workforce hinted newsmen in Warri yesterday that the oil station will continue to be shutdown until their demands are met by management of the company.

However, some of the demands by the workers include urgent Salary increment,Prompt salary payment, Welfare, Covid 19 compensation, Employment letters and others.

The workforce stated that enough is enough as they have suffered too much in the hands of the company for working and not getting their required benefits.

The workforce conveyed their pains via a well drafted statement signed by a 13 man delegation, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide in Warri yesterday.

The statement reads below:


The entire workforce of OML 42 has finally embarked on a heavy protest after sending series of warning mails to management who are reluctant in resolving the bitting pains of the entire workforce

It’s exactly one year the workforce last protested and presented their pains in an 8 point agenda to management who promised to look into the 8 point agenda, but sadly enough only one out of the 8 point agenda was poorly and unsatisfactorily attended to (Covid 19 compensation). Below are the 8 point agenda

Salary increment
Prompt salary payment
Covid 19 compensation
Employment letter
HMO package

The salary structure in OML 42 is so poor across board compared to other Oil and gas companies within same circle, salaries don’t come as at when due and some workers are held up to 7 months salaries. Welfare keeps deteriorating as poor meals are constantly served and sometimes no meal at all, drinking waters are sometimes not supplied at all, no internet facilities and many other welfare challenges. Workers are engaged without employment letters. Very poor HMO package for the few that has and many others don’t have. PPE are undersupplied. Workers are never sent on a training to upgrade their experience on the job

Management promised since April last year 2022 that by August 2022 backlogs of salary held workers will be cleared and others will also be resolved before the end of the year 2022, while review of contracts which will automatically tackle the issue of salary increment will be implemented by January 2023

Following the deceit by management and drag foot in resolving the 8 point agenda, the entire workforce has resolved to keep the station down (shutdown) until the remaining 8 point agendas are practically attended to and implemented


Workforce Reps
Faith Mamamu: Chairman
Uche Akuba: Secretary
Tonbra Timiyan: PRO
Richard Eyiangho: Treasurer
Peter Ofoghan
Kuti Atikan
Truston Gbenekama
James Odume
Johnbull Tortor
Akamu Dorbra
Patrick Kusimi
Aaron Ebiye
James Okunduopagha