Oil companies operating in Nigeria should evacuate their staff from the southern Niger Delta after several attacks on oil facilities, a Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) official said on Tuesday. “Best thing for any reasonable company to do is evacuate its workforce,” Cogent Ojobor, Chairman of the Warri branch of the NUPENG, told Reuters.
The chairman of the Trade Union in Rivers State, Chika Onuegbu, said Chevron had evacuated some staff from the region, after a similar move by Shell. “There is high alert around various installation around the Niger Delta due to recent attacks,” Onuegbu said. “Those evacuated are where their platforms have been attacked but others are working.”