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Benin youths issue 7-day ultimatum to RCC over sacked workers

By on May 22, 2013

Bini Development Union, BDU, a socio-cultural organisation in Edo State, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Reynolds Construction Company, RCC, operating in the state, to reconsider its decision to suspend some Bini natives working in the company in order not to face the wrath of host community.

BDU threatened that after the expiration of the ultimatum, youths of the kingdom will stage what it described as “earth moving procession to all locations of RCC in Edo State, unless the young men and women were allowed to continue to do their jobs, in as much as they are not dubious.”

The group, in a letter to the company by Okao Columbus, the state Publicity Secretary, protested that the management of the company had, last week, sacked some Bini natives, who were working in their Ofosu  site.

BDU said: “Every institution, whether private or public,  is expected to complement indigenous development by allocating minor jobs to its host community. It is, therefore, burdensome to the Bini in Ofosu community that the privileged positions of some of its children and wards could be so brazenly withdrawn from them without recourse to their peaceful disposition.”