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Labor Abuse Allegations Against Chinese Company in Nigeria Explodes Into a Full-Blown Scandal

The Chinese factory at the center of an increasingly bitter dispute over allegations of gross abuse of its workers is pushing back against its accusers and the government. Over the weekend the Inner Galaxy Steel Company hired a law firm and opened a Twitter account, which it’s now using to criticize the “faceless individuals” who it says are trying to “blackmail” the company.

The company’s legal and PR efforts follow a damning report from the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission that sent a team of inspectors to the company’s premises on Friday to look into allegations of widespread labor abuses reported by investigative journalist @Truthfully83.

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