Nairametrics| The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Gilbert Nnaji, has along with other lawmakers frowned at what they label as the indiscriminate sacking of competent Nigerian employees by telecommunication companies.
He noted that this situation was further annoying considering the fact that these competent Nigerians were being replaced by foreigners, which is in contravention of expatriate quota, increases casualization and is tantamount to “intimidation and discrimination against indigenous staff by these network providers”.
As if these were not enough, the Committee further noted that telecommunication companies had now begun relocating their Network Operation Centres (NOCs) from Nigeria to India, which could have grave implications on national security, as these centres would be monitored by foreigners from outside the shores of Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications said that steps would be taken to correct these anomalies as adequate local manpower for the modern GSM industry is sufficient considering the attempt to transform the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) into an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) University.
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