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Monday, 29 May 2017

#DemocracyDay #SaveCapitalOilWorkers - Capital Oil workers fear job losses




Employees of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd have urged the Federal Government to release their Chairman, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, who is in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.

The workers urged Acting President  Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the Minister of Labour, Sen. Chris Ngige to intervene so that the over 2,000 Capital Oil and Gas workers will not lose their jobs.

Ifeanyi Ubah

A statement by the Manager, Distribution, Capital Oil & Gas, Mr. Saturday Igbarease, said Ubah’s continued detention has resulted in the shutdown of operations, with staff on the verge of losing their jobs.

Worried about not receiving salaries this month, they urged the Federal Government not to allow them and their families starve.


“The injustice meted on Dr Ifeanyi Ubah is negatively affecting over 2,000 workers of Capital Oil. The Federal Government should be mindful of the implications on our families who are gradually been forced to starve,” he added.

The DSS had arrested the businessman over allegations of “economic sabotage” and alleged diversion of petroleum products to the tune of N11 billion.

The Service last Thursday obtained an order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to detain him for 14 more days.

The same day, Federal High Court in Lagos also ordered DSS to release him within 48 hours or charge him to court.




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