February 8, 2023

GOVERNMENT THREATENS TO SEAL CHINESE OWNED FACTORY IN OGUN STATE AS WORKERS RESIGN, PROTEST COLLEAGUES DEATH 

Workers of a Chinese-owned recycling plant which got burnt in Abule Ododo, Papalanto-Ilaro Road, Ogun State, have protested against the death of their colleagues by resigning from the company.

The workers, numbering about 50, demanded justice for the deceased workers who had been burnt in a fire Incident on company grounds.

Our correspondent had reported that the recycling company went up in flames on Sunday when the lid of a charged machine fell, leading to an explosion.

Three factory workers on duty were reportedly burnt to death, while some sustained varying degrees of injury.

During our reporter’s visit to the company on Tuesday, their colleagues were seen at the entrance of the firm looking sad.

Around 1.48pm, the workers stormed the company’s premises, saying they were no more working for the firm.

Although Newsmen were not allowed to enter the premises, one of the workers revealed that the Chinese firm appealed to them not to go.

He said, “A traditional ruler also appealed to us to be calm that the company would pay for the work we had done this month.

“The monarch also promised that the company would do something to ensure that those that were victims were compensated.

“The Chinese also appealed to us and promised to turn a new leaf. But I am leaving this place whether they like it or not.”

The workers told our correspondent that the management of the company should be held responsible for the fire incident that led to the death of their colleagues.

They alleged that the management locked them inside the premises during the incident to shield it from the public.

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