See Gobe:- Etisalat Nigeria Sacks Over 2000Staffs Nationwide

Telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria
Friday sacked over two thousand permanent staffs
across the country. The sacked workers were paid
off our source say.

The Telecom operator seeks to hire adhoc staff to
run the operations of the company as the company
is said broke and can no longer retain the
permanent work force.

Most of those sacked have expressed surprise and
disappointment over the development which has
thrown them into the already saturated
unemployment market.

“We were asked to leave and our cheques handed
to us yesterday, it is unfortunate that I am again
back to the Job market” a source who does not
want to be mentioned revealed.

“They want to recruit contract staff/new agents
and they can no longer run the cost of paying those
of us that are permanent staff, they claim.”

Another source went on to say the management of
the company is insisting on hiring contract staff to
replace those sacked but “it is unfortunate they
had to send us home the way they did”

She continued, “Do we even have labour laws in
this country? How can you wake over night and ask
people to go without months of notice, at least for
us to be prepared for the worst”.

Some of the reasons by the management for the
sack is that the company can no longer manage
the wage bill and the company is going through
financial crisis and can’t afford to keep permanent
staff, hence the need for the sack.

In Lagos alone, over 1,200 were sacked while more
than 800 were asked to go home in states like

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The company has also terminated their graduate
trainee program for all fresh graduates. The
Company sent out emails that the program has
ended without prior notice.

Some members of the graduate trainee had spent
years with the company only to receive mails about
their sack at the close of business.

Attempt to speak to the management of Etisalat to
confirm or deny the allegations has been
unsuccessful so far as at the time of filing this
report, we’ve sent mails and no response.