By Emma Arubi
WARRI- HUNDREDS of Itsekiri graduates, yesterday, morning stormed the Chevron Recreation Club, Warri, Delta State, venue of an on-going job placement interview and disrupted the exercise, alleging that no Itsekiri graduate from any of the numerous host communities was invited for the exercise.
The students, under the aegis of National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG, from Itsekiri host communities, stormed the venue of the interview as early as 8:15am, protesting that they were not being employed by the oil company
Vanguard learnt that problem started when a Chevron contractor, SMAFS Nigeria Ltd, working at the Escravos Gas Project (EGP3) awarded a Scaffolding, Engineering, Technical, Logistics and Safety job, started its mobilization to site.
Leaders of the protesting graduates, Mr. Mayomi Okimi, told Vanguard , that the company was playing pranks with them and warned them not to mobilize to site until the host communities were considered for employment.
He also said that with the large number of unemployed Itsekiri graduates roaming the street, it was criminal for any companies to venture into their area to commence any type of job without their knowledge and people constituting the bulk of the worker force, as there are countless Itsekiri graduates in all fields of study.