The House of Representatives member representing Warri Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, National Assembly Abuja, Hon. (Chief) Thomas Ereyitomi (JP) has expressed shock over the sacking of more than 300 casual/back up Staff of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC by the management of NNPC.
Hon. Ereyitomi made the observation known at the plenary of Tuesday, May 19, where he further moved a motion on the need for the Green Chambers to intervene on the termination of over the sacked workers.
The Federal Parliamentarian disclosed that he had earlier petitioned the continuous casualization of the staff in the Warri petrochemical company on the floor of the House, the matter he stated is still before the House committee on Public Petitions and hence, he is alarmed that the company went ahead to terminate the engagements of the staff during this COVID-19 pandemic period against the blanket and explicit directive of the Federal government against such an act.
In his motion, he also called for the management of NNPC to restore those affected as full staff status of other NNPC workers just as they have served the company for so many years and deserve benefits accrue like other NNPC workers.
Hon. Ereyitomi urged those affected in his constituency to remain calm as they are on top of the matter to reverse such unacceptable treatment from NNPC/WRPC against host communities and Warri people.
The Federal lawmaker also called on the management of NNPC to avoid actions that can affect their smooth operations in their hosts communities.