Airtel Nigeria on Tuesday said it had sacked some of its employees to enable it to reposition the business and “reinforce its competitiveness in the market place.”
The company did not disclose the number of workers affected by the development, but our correspondent learnt it was “negligible and they were duly compensated.”
A source said that the affected employees received three months’ salaries in lieu of notice and an additional one month pay for every year they had worked.
The Director of Corporate Communications, Airtel Nigeria, Emeka Opara, said the restructuring would focus on “aligning the company’s structure with its operating model.”
Opara said, “We wish to assure that, in accordance with best practices, a robust plan has been put in place to cushion the effect of the exercise on the impacted employees and ensure that the process is seamless.
“One of the key objectives is to create a high performing organisation, which satisfies the needs of all of our stakeholders, especially our customers, as we step into the next growth phase of our operation.”