Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar may be heading on collision path with the Federal Government of Nigeria over the sack of 46 of his workers on International Workers Day, May Day.
As the company of the former Vice President sacked her staff, President Muhammadu Buhari assured workers of the nation that no organization would be allowed to sack its staff without due process, Atiku Abubakar’s organization was giving her workers the boot.
President Buhari said proper clearance and due consultations must be held between any organization and the main agent of Government, the Ministry of Labor before any sack can be acceptable.
Gotel Communication, a television and radio broadcast conglomerate transmitting from Yola, the Adamawa State capital, which is owned by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, handed 46 staffers their respective sack letters on Friday, being Workers’ Day..
The sack letter was signed by the General Manager, of the organization, Mohammed El-Yakub.
A copy of the sack letter reads in parts, “The management has decided to discontinue your services with immediate effect.
“Consequently, please be informed that your entitlements including stipend lieu of the notice will be computed and posted into your account with immediate effect.”
Some expatriate workers had recently accused Gotel of breaching the terms of their contracts and failing to pay them several months of salaries and entitlements.
The expatriates threatened to sue the company for breaching their contract terms.