18 July 2018, Sweetcrude, Warri, Delta State — Host Communities of Nigeria producing oil and gas, HOSTCOM has called on the international oil companies in the Niger Delta region to stop employing oil community youths as casual workers.
The National Chairman of the body, Chief Style Tamaranebi Benjamin said that youths of oil communities should be recruited as staff by the oil companies.
He said the oil companies should also train youths in oil communities to fit into their labour demands, noting that this would promote peace in the communities.
“Companies should stop casualizing our workers. We don’t want situations where our workers are casuals and people are brought from outside to do jobs they can conveniently handle as staff.
We are also calling on the government to pay gas flare penalties to host communities to manage. Politicians have taken over the 13 percent derivation fund. Some communities are not feeling the impact of the fund. So this time government should pay the gas flare penalties to the host communities,” he noted.
Chief Benjamin said the newly elected executive of the body would be inaugurated on the 26 of this month at the conference center of the Petroleum Training Institute, PTI.