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October 04, 2013
NigerianNews Letter to the Editor

October 04, 2013

REMINDER ON MY PASSIONATE URGENT APPEAL FOR INTERVENTION:

Your Excellency,
The President & Commander-in-Chief,
Of The Federal Republic of Nigeria,

Your Excellency sir, I know you are a very busy person because of the present workload you are carrying but please come to my aid/help now before it will be too late for God's sake. I humbly implore you to read my earlier message to you and act now as the Management of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had not done anything about the matter up until time of writing. Will appreciate you detail either the Minister of Labour, Productivity & Employment of Minister of Petroleum or Group Managing Director of NNPC or your Personal Assistant of Niger Delta/Amnesty to call and follow up with the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Company (SPDC) to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance & God bless. 

Ebimieowei David Alabrah who was illegally & forcefully exited by Shell Nigeria Company's Management since March 2012.

Initial mail was sent March 26, 2012, 5:03 p.m.

REQUEST FOR URGENT INTERVENTION IN THE CASE OF SERIOUS HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION/VICTIMIZATION & ILLEGAL SACK OF MR. EBIMIEOWEI DAVID ALABRAH OF SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF NIGERIA LIMITED – WARRI LOCATION.

Your Excellency, this is a passionate cry and appeal for your urgent help & intervention to stop my intimidation, victimization & illegal sack by Human Resources & Management of Shell Petroleum Dev., Co. Nigeria Limited, having worked as a regular staff for the past 23+years in its Warri Location.

My names are Ebimieowei David Alabrah & I hail from Agbere Town in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

I presently work for Shell as an IT Business Support Analyst in the IT & IM function until the 9th March 2012, when a mysterious lumpsum was paid into my bank account. This was explained via email after initial investigation as an error and I was told to leave the said amount in my account because HR shall recall or reverse it. Instead of recalling the said money, my IT HR Adviser sent me an invitation to attend a meeting with him & two senior IT & IM managers in Lagos by 1 p.m. of Friday 16th March 2012. With this I booked flight & accommodation for the trip on Wednesday 14th to travel on Thursday 15th as directed. I was shocked to see that my computer/email access was disabled when I got to the office by Thursday morning to confirm the requests’ approvals and all effort to restore was abortive. In spite of these odds, I made the trip & attended the Friday meeting. After telling the trio the background as I suspect & can recall, the IT & IM Manager told me that the payment wasn’t an error but my final exit package value as the company - Shell Management’s position is that they do not have work or job for me again. They apologized for disabling my computer/email access and promised to restore it.

Responding, I asked if I can be given any other job or work elsewhere in the company since my line Manager said he doesn’t have any for me and I was told they have noted my request & shall present it to their principals. My question about whether the company did followed its HR policies, procedures & process of disengaging workers was answered negatively (no).

More details are available if needed but I made it abundantly clear to the trio that the summary of it all is that I am being harassed, intimated, victimized and served illegal & forceful exit because of my previous & perceived future uncompromising, no-nonsense & truthful position & role in industrial relations matters as a union leader that represented Warri Chapter of Shell Branch of PENGASSAN between the company & workers. I rejected the belated & unprocedural official letter the IT HR Adviser brought to the Lagos meeting and requested them to recall the money paid into my account & restore my computer/email access.

Nothing had been done about my requests after the meeting i.e. no reversal or restoration of the computer/email access as at time of writing (26th March 2012 – 1640hrs.).

My dear President, please I want to use your good offices to quickly intervene and save me and numerous voiceless Niger-Deltans in particular and Nigerian in general which are very few in the Oil & Gas Industry from this injustice & forceful severance or sack. I am still competent, ready & prepared to work for the company in various capacities.

I can be reached for now via email: wadal0us@yahoo.com and GSMs: 08092086808 & 08085650647.

Thanks in advance for stepping in.

Ebimieowei David Alabrah


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