GEORGE KINGSLEY PAPAMIE, Acting Bureau Chief (South-South), Port Harcourt.
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, is not particularly happy with the incessant reduction of workers in oil companies and multinational corporations in the South-South Zone.
Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, Chief Charles Eleto, told Daily Champion at the weekend that redundancy has put thousands of Nigerians out of job, especially, at a time the country is facing serious economic crisis and financial downturn.
He frowned at the consistent volatile attacks on oil facilities and pipelines by Niger Delta Militants, and described the act as a huge disappointment, a threat to democracy and economic sabotage.
Chief Eleto urged members of the union who were sacked to be optimistic of getting another opportunity for a job.
The NUPENG boss also advised the oil companies and multinationals to reasonably divert part of their reserve funds into productive investments that would sustain their workforce.
He called on the Federal and State governments to vigorously empower the Nigerian populace into meaningful ventures that will put food on the table of every Nigerian.
Chief Eleto further described the dangling issues of corruption, around politicians and elites in the Nigerian polity as a mockery to democracy.