By EMMA AMAIZE
WARRI — THE alleged dismissal of over 30 oil workers of Lamnalco Nigeria Limited in the last six months has pitched the company against a militant group in Niger Delta, Coastal Revolutionary Forces, CRF.
It was learnt that officials of two industrial unions, NUPENG and PENGASSAN, were fuming over the development.
Among the recently fired workers were Capt. James Yangaboi, Victor Urevbu, Benard Amadi, Canbi Opeme, chairman, secretary and treasurer respectively of Lamnalco branch of NUPENG, Dennis Zifa and Nelson Usilo.
Some of the affected workers who had served for upward of 15 years, were sacked for allegedly failing alcohol and drugs tests.
Doctors/laboratory scientists were ferried to conduct different tests on the workers.
An angry worker said: “We are surprised, Lamnalco’s vessels are not known to have experienced mishaps, arising from drug or alcohol in-take by captains and crew members.”