BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
Workers of Savannah Sugar Company, a subsidiary of Dangote Group in Yola, Adamawa State, has sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) plea to the Federal Government over alleged threat to their lives by the leaders of the host community who are said to be demanding N480 million settlements from the company.
President of the National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees, NUFBTE, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, weekend alleged that the leaders of the host community in Yola threatened to shut down the factory if the management failed to meet up with their demand.
“They also threatened that the security of workers and the company would not be guaranteed should the management failed to come up with the money within specific period. Our members are no longer safe or how can we explain hoodlums removing drip from a patient undergoing first aid treatment in the company’s clinic.”
“Savannah Sugar Company currently has over 2,500 workers in its employment and shutting down the factory will mean sending the workers to the unemployment market which presently is over-saturated. The high rate of unemployment in the country can be traceable to the high rate of crimes in the country.