280 Sacked Staff is a Voluntary Severance Scheme, says MTN

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(Last Updated On: 2017-05-02)

 

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

 

MTN Nigeria on Tuesday described the disengagement of about 280 long serving staff of the company as implementation of a Voluntary Severance Scheme.

The South African telecoms giant said the programme was designed to balance individual employee needs with business exigencies.

According to a statement by the telco’s PR and Protocol Manager, Corporate Services Division, Funso Aina, the program was designed drawing on feedback from employees and following consultation with elected employee representatives.

The statement reads in part, “It provides a financial incentive and opportunity for employees who have worked with MTN for over 5 years to pursue other career interests and personal ambitions full-time, while increasing opportunities for professionals with a fresh perspective wishing to join the MTN family.

“Its successful conclusion last week makes it possible for MTN to tailor the competence and experience base of its workforce to meet technology shifts and future business needs. MTN is unrelentingly committed to Nigeria, and continues to execute its strategy of attracting, developing and retaining the best Nigerian talent. This is in line with the ongoing business transformation to drive sustained growth and thereby facilitate MTN’s continued role as a partner for progress and socio-economic development in Nigeria.”

“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.”

 

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