Nigeria’s first indigenous telecommunication company, Globacom has sacked 54 power engineers across the country.
“This serves to inform you that your services are no longer required by Globacom Limited,” content of the sack letter acquired by sources reads:
“Consequently, you are advised to report to the Human Resources Manager, Globacom Manpower Services Limited the outsourcing company, with immediate effect.
“You are also expected to hand over all Company property (including SIM Card, Company ID etc) issued to you during the course of your services with us.
“We wish you all the best in your future endeavours”, it added.
Reacting, one of the affected staff said “I can’t believe it is real; being told my services are no longer required without explicit reason. I am still in shock.
“For someone like me who has been working at Globacom for seven years and had been managing about 150 power stations for more than two years now, to be sacked in this manner is unacceptable.”
He dismissed speculations that the sack was over issues bordering on theft of equipment or over-costing of generator maintenance or fueling fee.
“Using myself as an example, I have been in charge of over 150 sites, operating them without official vehicle or basic transport allowances and yet there has been no case of stealing or anything else under my area of operations.
“This is part of the oppressive and exploitative system in Globacom. They just decided to drop us to cover up their mess”, he added.