FG Shuts Down Waw Detergent Factory, Over UI Student’s Death - Nicole Kaima's Blog


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

FG Shuts Down Waw Detergent Factory, Over UI Student’s Death

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate seal off of the Ibadan-based factory, Henkel Nigeria Limited,
makers of WAW detergent, where a 21-year-old University Of Ibadan student, Richard Gbadebo died in the course of duty.

The factory located in Oluyole area of the city, was sealed off on Wednesday by officials of Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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The deceased, who was a worker with the factory, a contracting firm with Henkel Global, was reported to have slipped into a soap making machine during production, while on night shift.
The Federal Controller of Labour, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Oyo State Office, Mr Femi Fatoki, while speaking on the development said;

“Immediately we got knowledge of the accident, we came for a report. We came here and we could not do more.

“But despite that, we are able to put up a preliminary investigation and it was based on the preliminary investigation that we ordered the sealing up of the factory.

“And this order is in conformity with section 38 of the Nigeria Factory Act. It has been identified as a dangerous workplace and the record said we should seal it up,” Fatoki said.

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He added that, the factory has been sealed up and it can’t operate any longer until the company the order was lifted.

1 comment:

  1. It's wrong to shut down the factory.. Though the death of that brother is painful, but these similar things has been happening in so many companies and factories...


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