COVID-19: CONOIL Offshore Platform Workers Face Food Shortage, Starvation ….Prolonged Stay Onboard Causes Threat, Tension Among Workers

WARRI/Nigeria: Conoil offshoot platform workers at Auntie Julie, Master P. and Ango field both in Ondo and Bayelsa states face food shortage, starvation and lack of care onboard, as the government battles to end the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our correspondent during the course of investigation gathered that the workers are left onboard at the various Conoil platforms without food and are staying up to two and 6 months without crew change in the various Conoil offshore locations.

It was revealed that due to prolonged over stay onboard, threat and  tensions rises among workers in the various locations as gaseous emissions inhaled by workers cause various diseases among workers, even medics lacks drugs and other necessary first aids equipment in it as it is exhausted without replacement.


The workers are accusing the management officials of the company for allegedly being behind the ordeals they are passing through, urging the NNPC, DPR as well as Chevron to investigate Conoil for the poor and inhuman treatment they are emitting to workers onboard.

They are also appealing to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Conoil to quickly rise up to oversee his company as those he  handed it over to manage are running it aground , noting that if urgent steps not taken the platforms may soon collapse.


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