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Nigerian workers blockade Niger Delta oil facility

Nigerian workers blockade Niger Delta oil facility

Aug 14, 2016
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Workers in Nigeria have blockaded the entrance to an oil facility in the Niger Delta, in a protest against working conditions.

The facility, which is operated by Chevron, produces oil from one of Nigeria’s largest fields.

"Chevron has not fulfilled many of its promises," Collins Edema, a youth and protest leader in the Ugborodo Itsekiri community in Delta state, told Reuters.

Nigeria has been wracked by a series of coordinated attacks by militant groups, which have dramatically lowered the countries oil production levels.

This strike by workers will further exacerbate production problems for Africa’s traditional oil and gas heavyweight. Many workers feel disgruntled about the levels of pollution and general working conditions in Nigeria’s oil industry.

"Our protest will continue until Chevron listens to our demands. We at Ugborodo are urging other Itsekiri communities to follow suit and shut down Chevron activities in our communities," he said.

 

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