BN Workers lament over intimidation by Pan African in Kogi

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National Union of Chemical Footwear Robber Leather and Non-Metalic Products Employees has appealed Kogi State Government to urgently restrained Pan African United Youths Development Network from their orchestrated plans aimed at destabilizing the legitimate activities of BN Ceramic in the state .
Comrade Abdulkadir Adamu the branch chairman of the union who made the appeal on Thursday during a press conference at the premises of BN Ceramic Industry Nigeria Limited in Ajaokuta, Kogi State, lamented that on the 20th of January, 2021 the group led by the duo of Habib Mohammed from Nigeria and Yara Yara from Guinea invaded the company with security agents and force their ways into the factory on pretense of courtesy visit on the management of the company.
He stated that their action on that fateful day caused panic and apprehension at the premises of the company that resulted in abrupt closure of the factory as a result of threat to lives of the workers and Chinese expatriates in the company.
According to him , the action of of Habib Mohammed, Yara Yara and others if not checked urgently by government and relevant agencies is capable of scaring away investors and investments into Kogi State and Nigeria at large.
“It is evidently clear that one of the greatest challenge Nigeria is passing through today is the issue of unemployment that has partly pave ways for the current insecurity in the country.
“BN Ceramic aside its social corporate responsibilities often rendered to the host communities and their prompt payment of taxes to government , the company has created over 1000 jobs for Nigerian youth who ordinarily could have been in an already saturated labour market or indulging in social vices.
“Therefore, for a group that claims to be a vanguard for youth development to forcefully invade, threatened and trespass into a production factory without any authorization from government or relevant agencies and backed by security operatives in a gestapo manner leaves much to be desired.
“We are not management , but it has become imperative for us to cry out because the activities of this group tagged” PAN African United Youths Development Network” has continued unabated with recent Youtube video circulating around creating an impression that they are fighting for our welfare when in actual fact they are seeking to destroy our means of livelihood ” he stated.
While also appealing on Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to wade into unruly behaviour of the group, Comrade Adamu warned the group to stop using the workers of the company as a shield to achieve their motives, saying the group does not have law stand to fight for the staff of the company.

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