- A media firm belonging to Atiku Abubakar, Gotel Communications Limited, sacked at least 46 workers on Friday, May 1
- The company explained that the employees were sacked as a result of a restructuring exercise which had started in 2019, adding that they were paid their full disengagement benefits
- Mohammed El-Yakub who is the company's general manager also explained that Atiku had no personal hand in the sack
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Gotel Communications Limited, a media company belonging to Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has sacked some of its workers.
The company which has television and radio stations in Yola, Adamawa state, sacked at least 46 workers on Friday, May 1; a day which also happened to be Workers Day.
According to a report by The Nation, the firm said the employees were sacked as a result of a restructuring exercise which had started in 2019.
A statement by the general manager, Mohammed El-Yakub, also explained that the company's founder, Atiku, had no personal hand in the sack.
Legit.ng gathers that the media company is one of Atiku's companies which have been harmonised or merged under the umbrella of Priam Group, as a result of the restructuring process.
The statement reiterated that the lay-off is part of the group's decision to to “right-size” the workforce in Gotel Communication Limited.
It also noted that the workers laid off were paid their full disengagement benefits.
Also, El-Yakub explained that following the unveiling of Priam Group in 2019, Atiku had ceased to be involved in the running of the affairs of his companies.
In another report, Mohammed Atiku, the son of Atiku, has finally defeated coronavirus pandemic after spending 40 days in isolation.
Mohammed in a message on Monday, April 27, said he has now tested negative for coronavirus.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed was first confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 19, and was subsequently transferred to an isolation centre on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
Mohammed said: “I have just received my second consecutive negative result. My discharge is currently being processed, and I hope to be home this evening.”
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