But how can one be called a black monkey in your father’s land? What our Government is really making us pass through indeed is beyond the words of mouth. If only they truly respect us, and make these white men who invests in this nation [in return make excess profit, which they take back to their country] know that Nigerians shouldn’t be under paid and should be well treated, all these wouldn’t have happened. Here is what one of the workers at the Nigerdock Company has to say…
“If one sustains an injury while at work, one could be sacked. If one says or does anything that does not go down well with a white boss, one could be sacked.
“We are paid like slaves. We are treated like casual workers, while we are the ones doing all the work. It is a violation of the Nigerian local content policy.
“For a foreigner to come to Nigeria and call us ‘black monkeys’ is an insult to our President and all our leaders because that implies they are monkeys too. It is an insult to all Nigerians.
“We are calling on the Nigerian government to save us in Nigerdock. This place is called Snake Island, but we call it ‘Slave Island,’ because we are nothing but slaves here the way we are being treated.”
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