Several staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State have been sacked following economic hardship occasioned by COVID-19.
Its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, in a statement blamed the development on the overwhelming adverse impacts of coronavirus on the organisation.
The organisation pointed that the COVID-19 outbreak has made its impossible to sustain its workforce.
The letter reads in part: “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.
“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.”
It was gathered the letter dated May 25 was handed over to affected workers on Friday.
It was further gathered that the organisation owed several months of salaries before the disengagement