May 27, 2018

Nigerian Embassy sacks 15 local staff in Washington DC (SUN)

Nigerian Embassy sacks 15 local staff in Washington DC (SUN)

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC, has disengaged some 15 local workers at the embassy.

Senior officials at the embassy told NAN that the benefits of the 15 local workers would be paid soon.

They said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, approved the disengagement of the workers due to some ongoing rationalisation of workers at the embassy.

The officials, however, said the ministry had also approved the payment of gratuities to the workers, some of whom had worked with the embassy for more than 30 years.

Some of the affected workers had alleged that the decision to lay them off was arbitrary.

They also alleged that the embassy had no plans to pay their gratuity and other severance benefits.

Further, the local staff, who are mostly Nigerians, accused the Mission of retaining the non-Nigerian employees at the expense of those who are of Nigerian nationality. Read more

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