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NUPENG Union says Chevron has closed Eastern offices in Nigeria

NUPENg has revealed that Chevron and ExxonMobil amidst other oil companies have closed down operations in Nigeria.

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has said that top oil company, Chevron has wound up operations in the Eastern part of Nigeria.

NUPENG made this known on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 while decrying the rate at which workers in the petroleum sector are been retrenched.

The national President of the union, Igwe Achese said: "It is painful to say as I address you, Chevron has wound up in the East and their offices closed. A total of 1,500 workers were sacked without their entitlement and nobody is saying anything. As we speak, many companies have left and many others are winding up to go.

“Many oil companies are winding up, including ExxonMobil, Pan Ocean, Sapiem Ground Petroleum, and Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited. About 3,000 workers have already been sacked by the various oil companies," Achese said.

Achese also said the oil companies were leaving the country following the prevailing economic recession, which has led to the sacking of about 3,000 oil workers.

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