The current economic situation in the country is certainly affecting everybody, even Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
Investigations at one of Dangote’s companies, Dansa Foods Nig. Ltd off Lagos-Badagry expressway revealed that workers have not been paid their salaries for the past six months.
It was gathered that the company which produces Dansa juice and other goods has laid off more than half of the workforce following dwindling sales and high cost of production caused by high exchange rate of the Naira.
The company has also suspended the production of Dansa juice and other products. ”We are only producing Mowa bottle water now,” a source at the company revealed.
But the workers are not taking it kindly with the management of the company and have insisted that their six months arrears salaries be paid to them.
To this end, the workers have embarked on a strike to press home their demand.
One of the workers who spoke on conditions on anonymity said he and his colleagues decided to go on strike to force the management to pay their salaries.
”We are being owed six months. The company has refused to pay us so we are embarking on strike,” the worker added.
Efforts to speak with the management of the company proved abortive.