THE Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, has affirmed the halfway conclusion of the Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas, OKLNG, extend with impact from December 31, 2016. This is coming as laborers on the venture discredit the non installment of their privileges.
OKLNG is arranged in a bordertown amongst Ondo and Ogun States. In a letter sited by Vanguard and marked on November 9, 2016, the GMD affirmed the halfway conclusion of the organization expressing: “Approved as prayed in paragraphs one and two above. The staff on site should be drastically reduced, if not completely demobilised and the camp be put on full preservation mode.”
Paragraph one of the letter expressed that “OKLNG project is currently 100 percent funded by NNPC following the withdrawal of BG, Shell and Chevron in 2012/2013.”
Paragraph two of the letter expressed that “The project has suffered delay due to prolonged development since 2006 with the project expenses put at about $546 million since inception to date. This includes a proposed $4,580,940 million for 2016 work programme and budget which is to be funded by NNPC.”
The letter additionally noticed that the avoidance of leave customs for the shareholders has upset the scan for new speculators, subsequently, the subsidizing weight may keep on lingering on NNPC for some time. The GMD, be that as it may, did not discuss the 44 contract staff, some of whom had put in the middle of seven to 11 years in the organization, nor was any notice of the organization’s conclusion communicated to the affected workers.
As per sources, the staff ought to be paid severance bundle proportionate with the quantity of years spent in OKLNG. “Contract job in Nigeria is slavery. It is even unfortunate that NNPC is involved in short changing Nigerian citizens. It is really sad. NNPC should have paid them a minimum of one year salary,” one of the sources said.
OKLNG was intended to be a wander for the advancement of a Greenfield export facility for LNG. It included the improvement of a 25.2 metric ton for every annum.