According to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, an ICT news outlet, the affected workers are working in the Network Operating Centre and have allegedly been tasked with handling the “knowledge transfer” to the new Indian hires who will replace them.
The same news source revealed that Ericsson Nigeria similarly sacked workers in July. The reason for the sacking is to reduce costs of managing its services. According to Ericsson, the company is engaging in similar practices around the world, not just in Nigeria.
A source disclosed to SaharaReporters that Ericsson Nigerian workers have regularly been treated unfairly by the company. He explained that Nigerian workers at the Network Operating Centre have been working over time without compensation and get paid less than their foreign contractor counterparts.
“An average contract Nigerian personnel working in the Network Operating Centre is paid between N78,000 to N200,000 while a foreign contractor earns between N1m to N2m or more,” the source told a reporter.
Discrimination towards Nigerian workers and favoritism towards foreign workers appears to be a trend with technology companies operating in the country.
12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult
A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.
Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters
Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.
In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.