The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates (NAIG) has directed all Itsekiri Trainees in the VTP5/OTP2, and VTP6 Vocational Training program to turn down “On the job training contract extension” with Chevron, noting that Chevron had an agreement with host the Communities before the commencement of training program.
NAIG, in a statement signed its president Mr. Collins Oristetimeyin Edema made this disclosure in an interview with newsmen yesterday in Warri, while demanding for the immediate release of the original OPITO Certificates of all 49 Itsekiri trainees on-board and the regularization of their employment.
The statement reads ‘’We wish to inform the general public, human right activists, Civil Society Organizations that our graduates are being used by the Management of CNL for slave labour and we will put an end to this now.
“All Itsekiri Trainees are hereby advised to go about their normal duties till they hear from us or the Itsekiri RDC.
“We hereby warn Chevron Nigeria Limited that any attempt to coarse, threaten, bully, maltreat, or punish any Itsekiri Trainee because of this directive now or in the future shall be dealt with accordingly”.