The consulting firm owned by the former governor of Lagos state,
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, seem to be enmeshed in a major controversy.
The company, Alpha-Beta Consulting Limited is already facing the
prospect of being picketed by the Association of Senior Staff of Bank
and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) after the management sacked 300
workers in one fell swoop.
The company’s total staff strength is about 375. Daily Trust gathered that
the staff were sacked because they wanted to form a union in order to
send a message to the management of the company.
The ASSBIFI’s officials visited the premises of the company as early as
7.am yesterday, June 23, in a protest, while displaying placards and
criticising the action of the company’s management.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards were, “Alpha Beta is a lawless
organization,” “Injustice to humanity must stop.”
Tinubu is currently facing a major political battle in his party, All
Progressives Congress as his preferred candidates in the National
Assembly elections endorsed by the party were defeated recently.
Meanwhile, Tinubu has ordered the newly elected officials to apologise
to him via newspapers in order to pacify him.