The management of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL Abeokuta has ordered that some of its staffs should go home and rest till further notice.
NEWS HERALDNG reports that the management disclosed the news to its sacked workers through a letter issued and signed by the organization’s Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye on Friday.
In the letter, Ogunleye stated that, management relived its staffs as a result of the effect of covid-19 outbreak on the company.
He claimed that the OOPL management found it hard to sustain its workers due to the adverse effect of covid-19.
Ogunleye described the sack as ‘temporary cessation’ noting that, it would take effect from May 31st, 2020.
Ogunleye maintained that the management might recall the sacked workers when the organization regains its strength.
He however urged its sack workers to return the organization’s properties in their possession to the Human Resource Department.
The letter reads “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.
” The temporary cessation is from 31st, May , 2020 and until business picks up you are recalled back to work, please note that you are not eligible for any payment during this period of cessation.
“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.
“On behalf of the management, we thank you for the services you have rendered in the past”.
Meanwhile, PLATFORMTIMES gathered that, the OOPL management had been allegedly owing its workers several months salaries.
A worker who spoke on the condition of annonimity told PLATFORMTIMES that,”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.”