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



The telecommunications giant, MTN, withdrew the services of its staff in Abeokuta on Wednesday after the information reached management that MTN offices around Lagos were being burned by angry Nigerians protesting the murder of Nigerians in South Africa.

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Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The affected personnel is MTN agents that work part-time at their points of sale in the capital of the state of Ogun. One of the agents, who spoke with Latest Nigeria newspaper, said his contract with the telecommunications company has not ended, adding that his salary has not been paid.

“Our contract with them is not over. We start in August. They haven’t even paid us. They said they would contact us. They told us to close when they got information that the MTN offices in Lagos were being burned. They said we shouldn’t worry that our money is safe,” he said anonymously.

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Our correspondent, who visited Abeokuta, reports that all South African-owned companies such as MTN, DSTV, GOTV, Stanbic Bank have been closed for fear of attacks by Nigerian students.