The management of Arik Air has sacked 300 staff.
The airline who announced this in a statement Friday, blamed the move on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The press statement was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”.
The airline however revealed that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions.
The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.
“The leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”