Against the backdrop of protest by construction workers, Wednesday, in Lagos, the authorities of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, developers of the Eko Atlantic City, have appealed to the workers to remain calm, assuring them that they would adhere to best practices in line with labour laws in dealing with their case.

Construction workers engaged by this real estate brand went to the street to protest what they described as poor salary and welfare, asking the management of the company to look into their case.

Though the protest did not go down well with the management of the company, David Frame, South Energyx Managing Director, has requested the workers to bring their issues to the table for a peaceful resolution.

Frame, who addressed the protesting workers and assured them that the company would treat their case with dispatch, also regretted any inconveniences the disturbances might have caused motorists and businesses in the surrounding area.

The management, he assured further, would investigate the claims made by the workers, adding that  deliberations were on-going to ensure a mutual and beneficial resolution was arrived at.

Eko Atlantic City, a joint venture with Lagos State government, is South Energyx major project in Nigeria. It is a modern city being built on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean where they have reclaimed well over five million square metres of land.

The city is fondly described as African Dubai—a 21st Century city that holds promise to provide homes for 250,000 residents with 150,000 others commuting to the city for business and commerce in its various districts including the Marina Districts which is already witnessing impressive developments.

Chuka Uroko

BusinessDay

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