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Senate summons Halliburton, Shell, others over violation of expatriate laws

The company logo of Halliburton oilfield services corporate offices is seen in Houston31 July 2013, Abuja – Some major multinational oil exploration and construction companies, including Halliburton and Shell, would be appearing before the Senate over violation of expatriate regulations.

The erring companies, which are accused of flagrant abuse of expatriate laws, are expected to give details of their compliance to expatriate and labour laws when they appear before the Senate Committee, Employment, Labour and Productivity.

The Committee Chairman, Senator Wilson Ake, disclosed Tuesday in Abuja that over 60 per cent of the major construction companies and oil giants have refused to comply with labour laws.

The committee also flayed some of the erring companies for failing to appear before the committee with evidences of their compliance, when they were earlier invited to do so.

Warning that the committee would no longer accept excuses from these companies, Ake linked high rate of unemployment in the country to the actions of companies that have continued to violate labour regulations.

– The Guardian

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