A Chinese company located at Umuahala, Obuzor Asa, in Ukwa West LGA of Abia State, Identified as INNER GALAXY GROUP, has reportedly treated their Nigerian staffs as slaves.
According A whistleblower who exposed the horrific abuse and discrimination, ‘the Nigerian staff are made to work under the most “dehumanizing conditions ever known to mankind” and they are expected to call every Chinese staff “Master or Mistress”.
He wrote: “I took my investigations to INNER GALAXY GROUP. A Chinese modern day slave camp, right inside Nigeria. This company is located at Umuahala, Obuzor Asa, in Ukwa West LGA of Abia State. My revelation is heart breaking, to say the least.”
“This company has over 1000 Nigerian workers, working under the most dehumanizing conditions ever known to mankind. They resume work as early as 6am, & close as late as 7pm daily. Monday till Sunday.”
NO OFFER LETTER.
NO EMPLOYMENT LETTER.
“A worker can be employed today, & be sacked that same day for no reason. Every day & minute in that company, could be your last, as a Nigerian worker. There is no job security, or job guarantee. They will sack workers, chase them away with Army or police, never to return.”
“Just like a slave, and a slave master relationship. Every Nigerian in that company is mandated to call their Chinese employers MASTER or MISTRESS. failure to do that, attracts a direct sack. Nigerians are violated and molested by their Chinese employers daily.”
“Male Nigerian workers are physically assaulted, why their female counterparts are sexually assaulted without any consequence. For instance. A Chinese MASTER in inner Galaxy, instructed soldiers to beat up this Nigerian worker like this”
“A lady was sacked by her Chinese employers at Inner Galaxy group, because a Chinese MASTER solicited for paid SEX from her, and she declined.”
“A man was injured right inside the company premises, while on production duty. His foot was amputated, because of the level of damage. Up till this very moment, he has not been compensated, but has long been sacked by the company.”
“The government of Abia State @Abiastategov is fully aware of these atrocities, the governor of Abia state OKEZIE IKPEAZU @GovernorIkpeazu is fully aware. In fact, the governor is a regular visitor to INNER GALAXY GROUP. But he chose to be silent, despite all the atrocities.”
“INNER GALAXY GROUP, has Abia state government, in it’s armpits, in the name of “Employers of labour” They bought over the Police the Nigerian Army around them with bribes. They now detect to the Army & police how to treat & oppress Nigerians, who are their employees.”
“Chinese MASTERS will use derogatory words on Nigerian employees, and you dare not talk back at them. Because the consequence is grievous. After the physical assaults you will get, you will still be sacked. Chinese MASTERS will boast of killing you, & getting away with it.”
“Nigerians are treated worst than second class citizens. The Chinese treat their Nigerian employees as lesser humans in their own soil.”
He added that where the Nigerian staff sleep and have their meals are like a Jungle.
“For over 3 months & counting, Inner Galaxy Group has been holding workers on hostage because of covid19. They locked the gates, denying workers access to go home. If you dare complain, the @PoliceNG DPO of Obehie police station CSP Isiguzo will be called, to arrest you.”
“Workers are camped in a prison like accommodation provided by the company before now.
“It is truly heartbreaking to see what fellow Nigerians, are reduced to. Because of government insensitivity, and the high rate of unemployment. Chinese now feel they are doing us favour, by treating Nigerians as slaves in our own country, in the area of employment.”
“With the little i know, it is only prisoners that are subjected to these type of dirty environment and accommodations in Nigeria. Nigeria has failed are citizens, Abia state gov has failed her people. Okezie Ikpeazu is a failure.”
“Cameras are allover the company, monitoring activities of workers daily. Workers can not gather themselves for any reason whatsoever. They can’t form Union, they can’t protest or press on for any demands. The Army Barracks around, is been used at will. Just like police.”
“some workers protested the dehumanizing conditions, they are subjected to daily by Inner Galaxy group. They were rounded up right inside the company, beating up, and sacked.”
“On a final note, let me state it here categorically that, out of over 1000 Nigerian workers with Inner Galaxy group, it was in June that the company gave 18 employees offer letters. Out of over 1000 workers. IT IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT, THEY CAN’T BE SACKED ANY TIME.” He added