One of Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s firms is currently downsizing her workforce. No thanks to the biting economic recession.
Some employees at Dansa Foods Nig. Ltd, located off Lagos-Badagry expressway, has revealed that they are yet to be paid salaries.
The employees has lamented the inability of the company’s management to pay them for the past six months.
The company which produces Dansa juice and other goods has reportedly laid off more than half of the workforce.
Company sources have cited dwindling sales and high cost of production caused by high exchange rate of the Naira.
The company has suspended the production of Dansa juice and other products.
One employee reported that “We are only producing Mowa bottle water now.
“We are being owed six months. The company has refused to pay us so we are embarking on strike,” the worker added.
But the workers are not taking it kindly with the management of the company and have insisted that they must get their six months unpaid salaries.
To this end, the workers have embarked on strike to press home their demand.
One of the workers who did not want his name mentioned said he and his colleagues decided to go on strike to force the management to pay their salaries.
Efforts to speak with the management of the company proved unsuccessful as one of the managers refused to pick his phone calls.
Bloomberg in its latest Billionaire Index reports revealed that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, lost $ 5.4 billion in his fortune this year.
The loss was occasioned by the massive fall of the Naira as the Central Bank of Nigeria rations the dollar to stem huge capital outflow in the wake of Nigeria’s worst economic crisis.