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FG closes firm due to illicit offshore activities

FG closes firm due to illicit offshore activities

Scorpion Oil Services has been shut down by the federal government for conducting offshore activities without authorization and for breaking the rules of the 2018 factories (Diving at Work) Regulations. 

Additionally, the business was shut down for failing to follow diving regulations. 

The Nigerian Factories (Diving at Work) Regulations, 2018, were to be fully complied with, according to a statement released on Monday by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment from the Director of Factories of the Federation, Lauretta Adogu, and the Chief Inspector of Diving, Julius Ugwala. 

The press release from the Ministry of Labor and Employment’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, was titled  “FG shuts down Scorpion Oil Services for irregular diving operations offshore’ 

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Adogu claimed that the diving activities carried out by the Scorpion Oil contractor constituted a serious risk to divers due to the use of ineffective equipment and personnel.

The business allegedly ignored the local content requirement as well, with foreigners controlling every aspect of its operations.

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