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Ikot Abasi Community Kicks Against Vandalisation Of ALSCON

Author: john on 25-09-2013, 14:12, views: 1 947

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The Ikot Abasi Community, host to Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) has added its voice to the alleged vandalism going on in the plant, calling on UC RUSAL to suspend cutting of anode stems, and the proposed melting of their aluminium components for sale as ingots, as well as the sale of the stem nipples to a contractor which has already been identified and is on standby.

 

The community under the aegis of Mboho Ikot Abasi also called on ALSCON Managing Director Stanislav Kruglyashov to comprehensively address the various areas of concern, including arranging a facility tour of the plant for members of the community to enable them see things for themselves.

 

In the letter written to the management of RUSAL and dated August 2, 2013, which was signed by Engr. Dr. Donatus Uko President General and Elder Genesis Udoh, Secretary General the community also urged RUSAL to discontinue the stripping of the plant including the re-bagging of alumina and coke for sale as well as the dismantling of Electrical Bussbars Assemblies for sale.

 

“You will recall that we expressed deep concern regarding what appears to be the systematic cannibalisation of plant facilities in place of the outright procurement and replacement of any faulty or failed parts. It is certainly clear that this practice is not in the best interest of the plant particularly in terms of its long term profile”.

 

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