Benin Youths Threaten RCC Over Sack Of Natives


Reynolds Construction Company, RCC, operating in the state, has been served a 7-day ultimatum by the Bini Development Union, BDU, a socio-cultural organisation in Edo 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 if nothing had been done 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.”

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

“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to the Bini in Ofosu community that the privileged positions of some of its children and wards could be so brazenly withdrawn from them without recourse to their peaceful disposition,” the group said.


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