October 04, 2013 NigerianNews
Letter to the
October 04, 2013
REMINDER ON MY PASSIONATE URGENT APPEAL FOR
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 –
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
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
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