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Forcados Terminal: Okowa settles Workers/Catering Company’s Feud

The dispute between a catering company WHASSAN and it’s employees which has led to shutting down of activities in Nigeria’s major export terminal has been laid to rest with the intervention of the Delta state Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. The Governor was represented by the Honourable commissioner for Oil & Gas, Prince Emman Amgbaduba.

It will be recalled that the dispute which started from workers’ demand for their welfare entitlements had led to denying other workers within the terminal food and other catering services four times this year. Worried by the situation, the Governor directed the Honourable commissioner to call the various stakeholders to a meeting which held today 21st of October, 2019 at the Government House Annex, Warri.

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Both parties agreed to terms that will ensure smooth operation of the company in Forcados terminal.

The Governor, through the Honourable commissioner, Prince Emman Amgbaduba ordered the firm to promptly pay pensions and other entitlements of their workers or face the risk of termination of their contract. He emphasized on the need for a peaceful environment for firms operating in the state which generates revenue for developmental purposes. The workers on their part pledged never to stop operations again over default of payment but channel such grievances to the government through the ministry of Oil & Gas.

The meeting was attended by Management of SPDC, chairmen of Ogulagha, Obotobo I and II communities, their youth presidents, Chairmen and secretaries of Community Trusts of the various communities, Management of the catering company as well as representatives their aggrieved staffs.

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