ConOil workers in Delta, Bayelsa and Ondo states have threatened operations shut down over alleged abandonment by the management of the oil company.
The threat came following incessant complains by workers of the oil company over allegations of continuous abandonment on various platforms without food or medical supplies.
The threat was contained in a statement issued by the Amalgamated ConOil Workers and jointly by Mr. Oiku Eromosele Dickson and Erastus Komela, Secretary and Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the group respectively.
In addition, the aggrieved oil workers also threatened to sell some of the crude oil on board the platform in order to take care of themselves.
They have, therefore, sent a ‘Save Our Soul” message to the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to come to their assistance.
The workers who alleged being left stranded on the platform said they do not have access to medical care as there are no drugs in the store, adding that due to non-provision of food by the company they were forced to dip hands into their pockets for food from nearby communities in the field.
It was also gathered that workers and security personnel are threatening to pull out of locations due to poor working conditions.
They fingered top management of Conoil, prominent Warri Chief (names withheld), servicing companies, Godvics and Global Manpower, for nonchalance and insensitivity to workers welfare.