African Independent Television (AIT) has fired all its workers in Benin City with immediate effect, according to a report by The Nation newspaper.
The affected workers were said to have been owed upward of two years before the company’s management took the decision to terminate their contract on Tuesday, June 14.
The letter conveying the management’s decision was signed by Victor Okasoga, the company’s senior manager in charge of HR.
According to the letter, those affected are expected to “handover all company properties in your possession especially your identity cards to the Head of Center.
“Failure to surrender company properties in your possession may delay the processing of your entitlements.” This sudden decision by the company may have been as a result of the recent protest carried out by the affected workers including reporters, cameramen, presenters and producers.