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There are expectations on the probe of the demise of Richard Gbadebo, an undergraduate who died at Henkel – Develop World Industries Restricted (EGIL) in Ibadan.

The deceased was a 300-level scholar of the Division of European Research, School of Arts, College of Ibadan (UI).

He died in July 2020 within the Oluyole manufacturing unit of the corporate. Henkel – EGIL are the producers of WAW detergent and bar cleaning soap.

The late Richard received informal work at Henkel – EGIL through the ASUU strike/COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

The 22-year-old reportedly fell into one of many machines whereas working the night time shift.

The employees have been unaware till they noticed blood pouring out by means of the opposite aspect of the machine.


DAILY POST gathered that his household, mates and colleagues have been awaiting justice.

Two weeks in the past, Nigerian authorities ordered a probe into the economic accident.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, inaugurated the Panel of Inquiry after a preliminary investigation.

Keyamo mentioned the inquest was consistent with the provisions of Article 11 (d) of the ILO Conference No. 155 of 1981 on Occupational Security and Well being, and the Commerce Disputes Act, CAP T8 Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Members of the panel are Lauretta Nneka Adogu, Director, Occupational Security and Well being, Ministry of Labour and Employment (Chairman); Donald Kehinde Fakunle, Adedayo Akolade Mustapha, Oderinde Olaniyi Abiodun, all workers of the ministry.

Others are Tolu Akinmayowa, Commerce Union Congress (TUC); Benson Upah, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC); Dakien Naankoeloeng, Nationwide Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather-based and Non-Metallic Merchandise Workers (NUCFRLANMPE); Kenneth Iregbu, Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA), and Ogunmuko Babatunde, Nationwide Industrial Security Council of Nigeria (NISCN).


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