Nigeria’s largest cement producing factory, Dangote Cement PLC, has fired more than 3000 staff without prior notice or due process, according to Sahara Reports.
The company, which is owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, started the process of discarding 80 per cent of it’s staff on June 17 without explanation.
Of 6000 drivers employed by the company, 4000 have been laid off retaining only 2000.Out of 30 pool drivers for pick up vans, 25 were sacked while five were retained.All staff in the traffic and accounts departments were also asked to go.
A top source in the company said the company continued to work in overtime mode during COVID-19 restrictions placed on all Nigerian businesses due to Dangote’s association with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that the government had shut down the operation of every business within the country due to the Coronavirus outbreak with exemptions for food processing and manufacturing companies only.
Dangote Cement is not an agricultural company or food processing organisation but continued to operate.#ARREYB