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Sacked PTI workers accuse management of flouting MoU

23 August 2015, Warri – Disengaged Academic Casuals/Contract Staff of Petroleum Training Institute, (PTI) Effurun, Delta State, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to carry out a comprehensive staff audit of the institute to unravel alleged fraud, corruption and obvious injustice that characterised the 2014/2015 recruitment exercise in the PTI.

PTIThe group made the call in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari titled “Gross injustice, employment racketeering and corrupt practices during the 2014/2015 employment exercise in the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), EFfurun, Delta State,” and made available to newsmen in Warri, alleging that the management of PTI and its agent blatantly short changed the contract/casual staff in the recruitment exercise after serving the institute for over five years.

The letter was jointly signed on behalf of other members fighting for their reinstatement by Chigozie Uchegbulam, Oseh Pius Omoloju, Oluwole Ezekiel, Comrade Michael Oboh, Henry Onotasamiderhi, Fred Ochonogor, Osaghele Emmanuel and Ikikiru D. Friday.

It accused PTI Management of not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it entered with PENGASSAN over the perpetual exploitation of her members and non-conversion of qualified and experienced manpower in core academic and administrative functions of PTI, where it was agreed that the casual staff would be considered first in the recruitment exercise before other applicants.


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