Fitters Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, FISAN, has faulted the deliberate exclusion and non employment of Nigerian fitters in the ongoing construction of the $14 billion Dangote Oil Refinery, saying the action violates the country’s local content Act.
FISAN, in a statement yesterday, in Warri, and signed by its general secretary, Comrade Morrister Pius Idibra, also reaffirmed that Nigerian Fitters are competent and more qualified than most expatriates already engaged in the construction of the Dangote refinery, and called on Alhaji Aliko Dangote to ensure Nigerian fitters are employed.
Idibra, lamented that “we have been informed that no single Nigerian fitter is working there, this wickedness, unacceptable, even when over 200 expatriate fitters have been engaged to the detriment of Nigerian fitters, Alhaji Aliko Dangote should not allow such to prevail”
FISAN also criticised the Project Consultant for Dangote refinery, Mr. Babajide Shodoye, for saying Nigerian firms lack capacity to deliver, wondering if there are no competent Fitters also in Nigeria.
“Alhaji Aliko Dangote, a prominent Nigerian is building an Oil refinery in Nigeria, a commendable gesture but yet Nigerian fitters who should have been given priority are not engaged in the construction, it is not proper.”

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