Protesting Kalabari Youths Shut Down AITEO Company In Port Harcourt

LAGOS OCTOBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Hundreds of protesters from Kalabari communities occupied the facility of Aiteo Company in Port Harcourt in protest of alleged impunity and gross marginalization of indigenes of host communities of the trunk line operated by the company in the area.
The protesters who carried placards with various inscriptions like: “AITEO give us employment and Development“; “AITEO, AllWe Are Saying Is Give Us Our Right”; “AITEO Must Provide Employment For All Kula People“,“AITEO, Enough Is Enough“ amongst others, advocated for an all-inclusive engagement of various interests in its surveillance jobs and the engagement of professionals from the area instead of engaging foreigners.
A statement made available to NewsRangers disclosed that all efforts to get the attention of the company to address the issues raised by the Kalabari people had fallen on deaf ears, just as they call on the firm to engage key stakeholders who has command of the grassroot and ability to address critical communal issues among other leaders in its contracts instead of operating with a divide and rule tactics.
They further cautioned the firm to guard against being deceived to engaging some self-centered individuals in the area who do not command the loyalty and support of the people.
The protesters however warned that the peaceful protest should not be misconstrued for weakness, noting that failure of Aiteo Company to do the needful will be meted with correspondent action.
Some persons who spoke on conditions of annomity disclosed that some highly placed personalities might not be unconnected with this distortions and warned of grave consequences for any individual no matter how highly placed who want to distort and hijack the general resource and wealth of the Kalabari people for personal embellishment.

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