Dangote Refinery debunks online report of death in the refinery

Dangote Refinery has debunked an online media report which claimed that a protester was shot and killed by policemen while protesting at the refinery on Tuesday.

Edwin Devakumar, Group Executive Director, Projects and Portfolio Management, said nobody was killed during the protest and also that the protesters are not employees of Dangote Refinery but those of its contractors.

He said though the protesting workers were engaged by the company’s contractors, the Group has stepped in to resolve the dispute.

Devakumar said the management has commenced discussion with both parties and the issues at stake have been amicably resolved.

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He said it is unfortunate that some online media are reporting falsehood, insisting that nobody was killed at the site.

“Our attention has been drawn to an issue on social media alleging staff protest at the refinery over salary increment dispute,” said a statement earlier sent out by the company.

“The protesters are direct employees of Onshore, Offshore (Oil) and Chemie-Tech subcontractors, who are currently dealing with an industrial dispute with their employees.

“The situation is under control as we are mediating with the parties involved,” the statement said.


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