Atiku’s media company, Gotel Communications has confirmed the layoff of 46 of it staff members on May 1st. The company announced the discharge from work of its 46 employees in a letter that was signed by Mohammed El Yakubu, the General Manager of the company
The letter read, “The management has decided to discontinue your services with immediate effect.
“Consequently, please be informed that your entitlements including stipend in lieu of the notice will be computed and posted into your account with immediate effect.”
A statement by Yakubu, which was released to journalists in Abuja by the former vice president of Nigeria’s media aide, Paul Ibe explained that the workers were fired due to an internal restructuring exercise that is going on in the company.
“The rationalisation of staff at Gotel Communications Limited, a company under the umbrella of Priam Group, is a culmination of the restructuring process in the companies under our Group.
“The founder of companies under Priam had announced that many of his business concerns would be aggregated under the Priam Group.
“Priam Group had embarked on a restructuring exercise which led to a merger of many companies under its umbrella.
“Other components of the restructuring includes rationalisation of the workforce and thus some members of staff of the group would be laid off, with their full disengagement benefits paid to them,’’ Yakubu said.