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Oil workers want AMCON’s chair, Chike-Obi, sacked


Oil workers acting under the aegis of Petroleum and  Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSN) SEAWOLF Branch, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Managing Director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mustapha Chike-Obi.

The spokesperson of the association,. Femi Akpata who spoke on behalf of the oil workers, said for the past 22 months, their salaries have not been paid.

Akpata said since Chike-Obi cannot keep his promise of paying their salary arrears after buying the company (SEAWOLF) from its owner, he should be sacked.

He said the AMCON chief entered into agreement with the workers that all liabilities should be shifted to AMCON, lamenting that for 22 months now,  the workers have been waiting and nothing has happened.

He said: “We have had several meetings with the Ministry of Petroleum, Labour and Productivity; the Ministry of Finance had to intervene insisting that AMCON should pay the claims. AMCON even called us to say they will pay since last year, yet nothing has been done.

But AMCON has denied owing the workers any salary areas. AMCON spokesman, Kayode Lambo, said it is SEAWOLF that is indebted to AMCON.

He said the people agitating for salary areas were not engaged by SEAWOLF,  but employes of another firm, called OMS.

Lambo said AMCON is at the moment looking for ways to recover its money    SEAWOLF which entered into a contractual deal with First Bank that it is unwiling to pay. He urged the workers to approach the appointed liquidator, Mike Igbokwe  for their salaries.

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