May 25, 2024

Alleged Racism: Roger Brown returns as Seplat CEO, as Min. of Interior, Immigration Service restore his work, residence permits

Oredola Adeola


The Ministry of Interior and the Nigeria Immigration Service have restored the work permit, combined expatriate residence permit and aliens’ card, and other visas for the entry or stay in Nigeria of Mr. Roger Brown, Seplat Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, three months after the documents were revoked.



Seplat Energy made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Tuesday.


EnergyDay’s check showed that Mr. Roger permits were revoked by the authorities over allegations of racism, favouring of foreign workers and discrimination against Nigerian employees levelled against him by employees of the company.


Meanwhile Seplat in the statement on Tuesday claimed that the immigration documents of the company’s CEO previously were withdrawn by the Ministry, following false allegations of racism, unfairness, prejudice, discrimination, and improper immigration status made by certain individuals parading as concerned workers and stakeholders of the company Seplat Energy Plc.



The statement said, “The Company cooperated fully with the verification checks conducted by the immigration Authorities, which resulted in the restored immigration status of Roger Brown.



“In view of the restored immigration documents, Mr. Brown can now validly enter work and stay in Nigeria and today has resumed his position as CEO of Seplat Energy.



The Board and Management of Seplat Energy Plc therefore revealed that Mr. Brown has resumed in his role as CEO, adding that the Company will continue to make strong strides in delivering its 2023 operational targets.



It further stated that the announcement was made pursuant to rule 17.10 of the rulebooks of the Nigerian Exchange, 2015 (Issuer’s rule).