Mobile telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria, has sacked about 280 of its workers across its different operational units as the affected workers left the company on Friday, after they were asked to voluntarily turn in their resignations.
The sack affected mostly employees who had served for a minimum of five years and more. In a statement signed by Funsho Aina, company’s spokesman, MTN said it sacked some of its workers in orderto increase opportunities for professionals with fresh perspectives.
“Our people are our greatest asset, each individual’s knowledge, experience and ideas contributes to our continued growth and improvement. As such, ensuring a healthy and highly motivated workforce is a priority for us.
“It is with this in mind that MTN Nigeria has implemented aVoluntary Severance Scheme designed to balance individual employee needs with business exigencies. The program was designed drawing on feedback from employees and following consultation with elected employee representatives.
“The management of MTN appreciates the contributions of former colleagues and wishes them well in their future endeavours. Our focus at this time is securing the well-being of employees as we work together to forge the future, and deliver exceptional quality to our customers.”