LAGOS – The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) Worldwide has lamented that the on-going employment train into the Nigeria Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) has been skewed to favour extra folks from the North than these from the Niger Delta area.
Pereotubo R. Oweilaemi, IYC President, in an announcement on Sunday, stated the group had been knowledgeable by competent sources throughout the NNPC that no more than 10 individuals from Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states put collectively featured within the checklist, whereas states within the Northern and Western elements of the nation acquired greater than 20 slots every.
He stated the IYC rejected the train, which he termed as discriminatory and nepotic, questioning why the Ijaw nation, which had been feeding the nation with its mineral deposits barely had 5 slots in the entire checklist, whereas North alone ought to 20 individuals shortlisted.
Oweilaemi stated: “For the avoidance of doubt, NNPC ought to instantly publish the checklist of shortlisted candidates within the dailies for the world to see the reality. Now we have it on good authority that the company refuses to publish the checklist due to the disparities related within the course of.
“To good its divisive and apartheid employment course of, the NNPC has resolved to surreptitiously name the shortlisted candidates for interview so as to cowl up its fraudulent and nepotistic agenda, identical to what different companies have been doing underneath this Buhari’s regime.
“It’s both the company publishes the checklist of shortlisted candidates for the world to see its sincerity, or we enjoin Nigerians to carry Dr. Maikanti Baru and the cabals within the Presidency liable for any disaster within the oil sector.
“The goose that lays the golden egg can now not be an onlooker within the sharing of the dividends from the black gold which has been taken from our lands on the detriment of the folks’s lives.
“Sufficient is sufficient. If there may be any disparity within the course of, then we name on the GMD to right away appropriate it earlier than he publishes the shortlisted checklist. Doing that may in little doubt assure peace within the oil sector.
“The oil producing states can’t take much less. Reasonably, particular consideration needs to be given to those environmentally devastated and economically pauperised oil bearing states. That’s the solely panacea to deal with this injustice.”