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May 12, 2018

Nigerian fitters accuse FG of non patronage

Nigerian fitters accuse FG of non patronage

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari

Fitters Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has accused the Federal Government of not patronizing Nigerian fitters.

Comrade Ambaiowei Abaye Ambaiowei, the national chairman of the association made the accusation while identifying some of the challenges confronting the association in chat with newsmen during the delegate conference of the association in Warri.

While calling on the Federal Government to do its fabrications in the country, Comrade Ambaiowei maintained that Nigerian fitters are qualified and capable of doing the jobs which the foreigners are doing “We   are capable of reviving the ailing oil  and gas industry. Our refineries are down and we are not involved in the Turn Around  Maintenance, TAM. Capital projects are given to foreign countries . The Federal Government is  talking about unemployment while it is creating unemployment by  depriving qualified Nigerians of their jobs. We have presented this  issue to the National Assembly several times and we are yet to get any positive response”.

He had earlier disclosed that the delegate conference was held to elect executives of the Delta chapter of the association that will serve for four years just as he commended members of the association in the state for the peaceful conduct of the elections, calling on Nigerian politicians to borrow a leaf from the association on how to  conduct credible elections.

The National Secretary of the association Comrade Morrister Idibra who spoke to the press shortly after results of the election were announced, congratulated the newly elected executive members of the association as he urged them to work for the common interest of members of the union. The event was graced by executives of sisters union and other labour leaders in the country.

The new Delta State executives of the association sworn in  by the national chairman of the association, Comrade Ambaiowei, .include: Comrade  Samuel Tuoyo (Chairman), Godbless Iyarhe (Vice Chairman), Comrade  Roland Idehen (Secretary), Abiodun Salami (Asst. Sec.), Balogun Samson (treasurer), Churchill Tuedon (Provost), Oghenekaro Mike (Financial  Sect.) and Larry Imoh (P.R.O).