Airtel Nigeria sack 3,000 staff; True or False?

I can’t confirm it yet but this is the broadcast message that was sent to my Blackberry 9650 earlier today:

“Patriotic Nigerians, Airtel telecommunications has recently sacked all their customer service agents due to salary disagreement. They were paid N75,000 a month but the new company owners from India have reduced it to N30,000 ($200) with the excuse that they are paid too much cos according a manager in Airtel India is paid N75,000. My fellow Nigerian, about 3,000 workers lost their jobs yesterday a day to our Independence ceebration. Let us join hands together as one and say NO…stop loading your Airtel lines and on th 9th of October everyone having an Airtel should not make call or text…”

I don’t imagine all Airtel users could avoid making any calls or sending a text in order to prove a point. Only time will tell.

Happy Independnce Day to Nigeria! (She’s 51 today)

Pictures coming soon…