It has been reported that United Arab Emirate-owned telecommunications firm, Etisalat Nigeria on Friday laid off over 2,000 permanent staff across the country.
it was further gathered that the network operator is making moves to hire the services contract staff to run the operations of the company as the company is said to be facing financial down time and can no longer meet its obligation of paying some of its permanent staff. However, the retrenched workers were paid off severance benefits.
A reliable source affected by the shocking development said: “We were asked to leave and our cheques handed to us yesterday, it is unfortunate that I am again back to the Job market.”
“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,” the source added.