Xenophobia: MTN, DSTV offices shutdown in Ogun, workers laid off

Telecommunication giant, MTN, on Wednesday withdrew the services of its personnel in Abeokuta after reports reached the management that MTN workplaces in nearby Lagos had been being set on hearth by angry Nigerians who have been protesting the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

The affected body of workers are MTN retailers operating on part-time basis in its outlets across the Ogun state capital.

One of the sellers, who spoke with Victhorebuz, stated their settlement with the telecommunication corporation has not finish, adding that they have not been paid their wages.

“Our agreement with them has not ended. We started in August. They have not even paid us. They said they’ll get back to us. They instructed us to shut down just as information got to them that MTN workplaces in Lagos are being burnt. They stated we should not worry that our money is safe,” he spoke anonymously.

Our correspondent, who went round Abeokuta axis reports that all companies owned by South Africans like MTN, DSTV, GOTV, Stanbic banks, were shut down for fear of attack from national association of Nigerian students (NANs)

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