Sacked Mobil staff appeal for disengagement benefits

The recently sacked 238 contract staff of Mobil Producing
Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom, have
appealed for payment of their disengagement benefits.

The Spokesperson of the sacked workers, Mr Elioto
Emmanuel, made the appeal in an interview with the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibeno on Sunday.
Emmanuel said the sacked staff were surprised at the
company’s action because no reason was given for their
sack.

“We were shocked because the oil company did not give us
any tangible reasons for disengaging us and nobody
expected it.

“After the Sallah break, we went to work and heard that
ExxonMobil had sacked 238 of us and no reason was given
for that,’’ he said
The spokesman said that since they were thrown out of job
two weeks ago, they had been destabilised and facing hard
times.

He appealed to the company to pay them their
disengagement benefits to enable them to start a business
of their own.

The affected staff worked at the company’s Qua Iboe
terminal, airstrip and estate.
Mr Ozemoya Okordion, the Manager, Public and
Government Affairs (Media and Communication)
ExxonMobil, confirmed the sack but did not give reasons for
it.

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