Isoko Youths Protest, Disrupt Operations Of Heritage Oil Company Over Unemployment


The activities of Heritage Operational Energy Services Limited at the Olomoro flow station, Isoko South local government area of Delta state were disrupted by the Isoko National Youths Assembly, (INYA), over what they described as non employment of sons and daughters especially the youths of Isoko nation.

Leading the protest on Monday, the President of (INYA), Mr. Ovie Umuakpo, expressed displeasure over the way and manner the management of the company was treating the Isoko youths in the area of employment.

“Isoko as at today is blessed with abundance of youthful human resources with impeccable curriculum vitae in their offings. However, a situation where a company located within our borders, thrives on our resources but source staff for graduates and skilled positions outside our confines while relegating our youths to menial engagement is totally unacceptable to us.

“We reject the outsourcing of contracts for the management of the security architecture within our borders to companies and individuals not indigenous to us. Our people understand the terrain more than anyone else and have the capacity to deliver on such contracts.

“Isoko has an avalanche of competent contractors with capacity to deliver on projects, therefore should be patronized and/or given the right of first refusal as the case maybe. Heritage Operational Energy Services Limited must be alive to the people in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility which they have largely boycotted in time past.”,
Mr. Umuakpo stated.

Our correspondent however gathered that after exhaustively deliberating on the issues in a scheduled meeting which had the President General, Isoko Development Union, Mr. Iduh Amaidhe, Mr. Daniel Omoyibo, representatives of Heritage Operational Energy Services Limited, security agencies, and other stakeholders in attendance, the management of Heritage company promised to address all the issues raised by the youths within a short period of time.


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