The Shell Petroleum Company of Nigeria Limited says it is not planning to pull out of Nigeria as being or rumoured in the country.
The Shell Country Head and Director of Corporate Relations, Mr. Igo Wike, made this clarification in Owerri, Imo State capital, while answering reporters’ questions.
Addressing participants at the 2022 Row Media Engagement for Journalists from Abia and Imo States, Wike said that media, through its reportage, should help the company in countering some of the problems being experienced from host communities in Niger Delta.
“We implore journalists to help the SPDC to position the company on the right perspective by their reports,” Wike said.
According to him, some of the problems confronting SPDC in host communities included vandalisation of oil pipelines, attack on workers, and kidnapping of workers for ransom, among others.
He further said that the recession that hit the world had equally affected the SPDC to the extent that it was mulling reducing its workforce from over 4,000 to 2,000 or fewer.
However, Wike pointed out that the firm was operating in a difficult environment in Nigeria when compared with other countries where it also had offices or investments.
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