A former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubarka, has on May day sacked 46 of his staff.
Atiku, is the founder of Gotel Communications, a television and radio broadcast conglomerate transmitting from Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
According to the former vice President, Atiku Abubarka he sacked the 46 workers due to lack of sufficient funds. He, however, added that the Coronavirus pandemic has caused global economy crisis. We want to maintain a little number of staff that we can pay, he said.
Atiku, promised to call few of the affected staff back to duty if things comes back to normal.
However, the affected staff were handed their respective sack letters on Friday, being Workers Day.
According to reports gathered by our reporter was signed by the General Manager, Mohammed El-Yakub.
A copy of the sack letter reads in parts, “The management has decided to discontinue your services with immediate effect.
“Consequently, please be informed that your entitlements including stipend lieu of the notice will be computed and posted into your account with immediate effect.”
Recall that some expatriate workers had earlier accused Gotel of breaching the terms of their contracts and failing to pay them several months of salaries and entitlements.
The expatriates threatened to sue the company for breaching their contract terms.