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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

MTN Nigeria dismisses 280 workers

280 staff of the South African telecoms giant, MTN, were on Friday relieved of their duties in Nigeria. The move affected about 15% of the company's entire Nigerian workforce; a number of them being long-serving staff who have worked with the company since it opened business in Nigeria in 2001.


Those affected include 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staff across various levels, ranging from new graduates to senior managers. An informed source revealed that the sack was as a result of “the changing dynamics of the telecoms industry in recent times”. The telecoms firm plans to delve into full Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and digital operations and to achieve that, a new set of tech savvy employees capable of delivering on the new goals will be brought on board.

According to the sources, the sack did not come as a surprise as MTN had put out a notice in March for those who might wish to voluntarily disengage from the company, under its voluntary severance scheme (VSS) giving a one week window which expired on April 28.

About 200 staff voluntarily disengaged while 80 were compulsorily disengaged on Friday. Those affected were given a severance pay of 75% of their gross monthly income, multiplied by the number of years they had worked with the company.

“Those who decided to leave under the VSS were paid the equivalent of their three weeks gross salary for every year they worked with MTN. What it means is that if one worked in MTN for five years, one would be paid three weeks of the person’s gross salary times five,” the source said.

15 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Sad. The labour becomes more saturated.

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Emeka Izuogu said...

What can I say,God be with the ones sacked. And I pray they achieve their ICT whatever with the ones they want to hire

OSINANL said...

NA WAH

Davido's driver said...

Which way Naija?

Oge Nsimah said...

MTN said the need younger and fresh brain. ..those people had written exam and didn't pass ...the face with two options stay and your salary will be reduce to a certain p% or go with certain Amt of money....and I can tell you it's a welcome development. .those people will be replaced. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Laid off workers were Will they go to in this harsh times, thank God they paid them off already they can use it and travel out of this hard country go and look for greener pastures elsewhere.

Bree said...

Recession thingz..

Ikechukwu Ekeh said...

Anyway those 200 permanent staff disengaged them be big boys most of them go Don get their own biz else where and connections so make them go chop wetin them Don make all these years

sly john said...

The good things is that they are very open about the hole thing and they didn't go empty handed good money was paid!MTN kudos

Anonymous said...

Who needs to be a salary earner when i can start my own business and avoid suicide because of the economic hardship in this country. Thank God for sites like hireme.ng that is helping business owners like us.

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Hmmmmm! For this Apc change nawa o.

EMPEROR said...

so sad

EMPEROR said...

SO SAD

Anonymous said...

You can imagine. If only they can end contracts of some of those already rich celebrities in the name of Ambassadors to let these people who need something to hold on to have their jobs since they must cut cost

Anonymous said...

And where did you get this false info about exams and salary reduction... Smh

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