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Nigeria’s oil production deplete as Addax workers stop work

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About 324 Nigerian workers of Addax Petroleum have resumed their strike which was suspended in August.

The enchancment has affected the nation’s oil production of spherical 1 million barrels per day from over 1.5 million in 2021.

The aggrieved oil workers lament the shortcoming of the company and the Federal Government to deal with anti-labour practices.

The workers are part of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).

A press launch on Friday talked about the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPC) and Addax had refused to deal with contentious factors.

PENGASSAN Addax Branch Secretary, Ken Olubor complained about anti-labour practices that endangered their safety and security.

Olubor well-known that the safety and security of workers have been compromised.

“Addax Izombe facility OML-124 recently suffered an attempted bomb blast incident around staff accommodation area.”

He talked about workers throughout the topic face elevated threats as onshore areas proceed to return beneath siege by armed males.

Olubor talked about the state of affairs was evident throughout the recurring extreme medical funds recorded by the company’s Human Resource Department.

The union moreover accused Addax of undue elongation of working hours with out compensation, prolonged stagnation and lack of promotion since 2019.

Addax is owned by China’s Sinopec Group with 4 Oil Mining Licences, OML 123, 124, 126 and 137.

The agency is working the property in Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with NNPC Ltd.

The Nigerian authorities withdrew Addax licences in March 2021 as a results of agency’s refusal to utterly develop the oil wells.

NNPC took over the property and resumed lifting the entire oil thereof in June this yr.

Nigeria’s oil production deplete as Addax workers stop work

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