In a letter dated 22nd of November, 2018, the Nigerian High Commission London has dismissed over 50 staff of its commission.
According to the staff members, The staff of the commission have been working all year (2018) with months of no pay. The letter of termination came due to continual outcry from staff members of the commission demanding their salary arrears.
In the letter signed by Helen Nzeako on behalf of the Nigerian High Commission UK, the termination of employment is as a result of restructuring of the organisation and due to budgetary constraints.
The staff members of the Commission received this news in dismay and disappointment as most have served the Federal Government of Nigeria meritoriously.
“We want the World to see how we are been ill-treated just because we asked for our salaries. This is so unfair and an injustice to democratic rule”. As quoted by a displaced staff of the commission.
The aggrieved staff are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government of Nigeria to look into the matter.
Meanwhile, the Commission claims the dismissal took effect from 1st of January 2018