Nigerian domestic carrier, Med-View Airline, has sacked about 60 members of its staff comprising pilots, engineers and crew members. The workers were said to have been served the termination letters on October 5, with a clause that they would be reconsidered for employment when the situation improves.
The Executive Director, Business Development, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Isiaq Na-Allah, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, said the action was due to the realities of the prevailing economic situation in the country and the need for the airline to restructure its operations.
He explained, “Med-View Airline is currently restructuring in order to fully maximize its operations and prepare adequately for the challenges ahead.
“In the course of this exercise, some staff, about 60 in number, were required to step aside as a result of downsizing with a genuine intention to recall them back as soon as the situation improves as stated in our letter to the affected staff.”
He stated that the decision by the management on the retrenchment was tough and predicated on the need to achieve the best result with a minimum but adequate workforce.
“All the staff affected have been adequately communicated,” Na-Allah added.