MTN Nigeria has explained why it sacked hundreds of its workers who have served for five years and more.
it was earlier reported that the Mobile Telecommunications Company sacked about 280 of its workers across its different operational units in Nigeria.
The dismissed workers were mostly employees who had served for a minimum of five years and more.
In a statement signed by MTN’s Spokesperson, Funsho Aina, the company said it sacked some of its workers in order to increase opportunities for professionals with fresh perspectives.
He said, “Our people are our greatest asset, each individual’s knowledge, experience and ideas contributes to our continued growth and improvement. As such, ensuring a healthy and highly motivated workforce is a priority for us.
“It is with this in mind that MTN Nigeria has implemented a Voluntary Severance Scheme designed to balance individual employee needs with business exigencies. The program was designed drawing on feedback from employees and following consultation with elected employee representatives.
“It provides a financial incentive and opportunity for employees who have worked with MTN for over five 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,” the statement read.
“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.”