The Staff who had stopped production at the company factories in Creek Road, Apapa, since November 24, 2015, refused to go back to the production lines, excerpt the management signs formal written agreement with it representatives.

When The Paradigm contacted the company representative Otega Ogra over the alleged sale, he feigned ignorance, maintaining that “BUA Flour and Pasta are still fully owned subsidiaries of the BUA Group;  the management has not changed, neither has it been sold.”

However, on Monday, the employees barricaded the entrance of the company and chanted war songs, crippling activities of the company. Also, Abdulsamad Rabiu, the chairman of the company, was prevented from attending business meetings as some of his guests were denied access into the premises.

The Paradigm learnt that the terms of paying the workers entitlement was unfavourable, hence the continued protests. A staff who spoke with The Paradigm explained that “those who have spent 10 years upward would be paid 1 year basic salary, while those who have spent below that will be paid 2 months basic salary as their entitlements”.

“That is unfair. Olam Group paid him (referring to Abdulsamad Rabiu) N5 billon, around $26 million for Staff compensation, why is he offering us peanut?” the staff asked rhetorically.

In a notice seen by The Paradigm, Bua Group claimed that it is the highest paying company in the industry, and therefore calculated the entitlements of each of the staff and that their cheques are ready for collection.


When asked if the employees will resume production pending the resolution of the issue, a staff who did not want his name in print, said none of his colleagues will resume duties until the management of the company treat them properly and not like animals.

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“We are not animals. Even animals get better treatment in saner climes. Abdulsamad Rabiu wants to use and dump us, we won’t agree.” The bitter staff lamented to The Paradigm

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Workers disrupt activities at Bua Group, Victoria Island, Lagos

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 Workers disrupt activities at Bua Group, Victoria Island, Lagos

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Workers disrupt activities at Bua Group, Victoria Island, Lagos

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