Nigeria’s Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has been accused of sacking the staffs of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State, without paying their salaries.
In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organization is laying off its workforce due to the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice.
“You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource department, who shall do a confirmation of the exit clearance process before your final entitlements (if any) would be paid,” the letter partly reads.
A worker, who spoke with SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity, disclosed that OPL had been owing several months of salaries. He said:
“They have been owing salaries since last year. They will pay one and it’s going to be after 3-4 months that they will pay another one. We have workers collecting less than N30,000 and they refer to those collecting N50, 000 as senior staff and they are still owing.
“This year, they have paid just January salary and half of April salary which was paid on 20th of April,” he said.