Chinese firm allegedly maltreats, inflicts injuries on Nigerian workers

The management of Italy Ceramics Company Limited and CCETC Suk Power Company Limited have been summoned by Ogun State House of Assembly following allegations of workers’ maltreatment.

The Assembly said it had called on the firms “to explain the rationale behind the alleged inhumane treatments being meted out to their employees, resulting in physical assaults and injuries on the workers.”

This came after a member representing Ikenne State Constituency, Kunle Sobukanla, submitted a petition during plenary at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan on Thursday.

The Chinese-owned companies are in the production of ceramics and electricity generation was accused of inflicted injuries on some of their workers.

Part of the petition reads; “The company did not consider it necessary to provide medical attention for the injured employees, neither did they show any remorse for the injury inflicted on the workers. It is important to mention that it is not good enough for foreigners to be accommodated in Ogun State and Nigeria at large and such investors will not be able to reciprocate the kind gesture extended to them but instead, maltreating their host and employees inhumanly.”

The representatives of the two companies have been directed to appear before the Assembly’s Committee on Industry, Trade and Investments on Monday, July, 12, by the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo.



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