PROTESTING NNPC WORKERS CONDUCT CHURCH SERVICE AT WARRI REFINERY

PROTESTING NNPC WORKERS CONDUCT CHURCH SERVICE AT WARRI REFINERY

The NNPC support staff members, who had been protesting since last week Wednesday over non-regularisation of their engagements, took their protest to another level by holding a church service at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

Reporting their case to God on the protest ground, the protesters, who were inside a heavy rain, were seen singing worship songs and praying for divine intervention.

While Sunday made it the fifth day of the ever-peaceful protest, the service was held at both the entrance and exit gates, with tents mounted at the entrance to prevent vehicular movement into the complex.

However, it has been alleged that the management of the WRPC is planning to use military force to interrupt the protest and evacuate the protesters from the facility.

One of the protesters who identified himself as Ushe said some military personnel led by a captain had visited the spot.

“What we are doing here today (Sunday) is to hold our interdenominational church service her not minding the heavy rain fall. What we are demanding is that the NNPC and the management of the WRPC regularise our engagement and pay us our outstanding salaries.

“We just received information that the management of the WRPC had concluded plans with the military to force us out of here, but it won’t work. We have been peaceful with this protest. Any use of force may cause problems,” Ushe said

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