Airtel Nigeria has embarked on a “strategic shake-up” in a move it says would reposition the business and “reinforce its competitiveness in the market place”. The mobile network operator did not disclose the number of staff affected by the development but we are made to understand it is “negligible”.
“Handsome” compensatory packages were also handed to the affected staff by the “right-sizing”, Reports said. The affected staff received three months salaries in lieu of notice and an additional one month for every year they have worked, sources said.
In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Emeka Oparah, the director of corporate communications and CSR, said the exercise would focus on “aligning the company’s structure with its operating model”. “We wish to assure that, in accordance with best practice, a robust plan has been put in place to cushion the effect of the exercise on the impacted employees and ensure that the process is seamless,” he said. “One of the key objectives is to create a high performing organization, which satisfies the needs of all of our stakeholders, especially our customers, as we step into the next growth phase of our operation.”