Mouka Foam Refutes Allegation Of Arrest Order On Members Of Staff - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Mouka Foam Refutes Allegation Of Arrest Order On Members Of Staff

LAGOS - The management of Mouka Limited has said it did not order the arrest of any member of staff or those who unleashed violence on other members of staff, distributors and visitors.


This, it said was a sequel to the alleged violent attack and disruption of activities at the company on Thursday, August 12, 2021, by a few members of staff.


The company in a statement made available to our correspondent indicated that described the protest as an outburst “whereby a few staff who were agitating unjustly for some personal demands, staged a protest which initially started as peaceful but later degenerated into harassment and attack of other staffers who had refused to be recruited into this anti-operation activity.”


The management stated that the company being a law-abiding corporate organisation, maintained an unprovoked stance even while the “troublemakers continue throwing stones and objects at distributors, visitors and other staffers of the company.”


It added that the policemen who had watched the protest degenerated into violence had to call for reinforcement whereby some people were arrested.


The statement read partly, “We want to state categorically that Mouka management did not order for the arrest of any staff nor the violent few.


“However, despite the fact that the arrests have not been ordered by the management of our company, efforts are being made to resolve the issue provided the violent attack and the infringement of other workers’ rights ceases.


“Our hope is that reason and good conscience will prevail in this circumstance as our company continues to remain focused on investing in the careers and livelihoods of our loyal, committed, and dedicated employees.”


It stated that it was not oblivious of some distorted and deliberately fabricated stories posted on a few social media platforms by persons claiming to be staff of Mouka Limited and some recruited paid adverse content traders.


The management said these efforts were deliberately to blackmail, intimidate and embarrass Mouka in order to justify their illegal disruption of work and molestation of law abiding and peaceful staff of the company.


Mouka Limited added that it has a robust staff welfare with a proud tradition of providing welfare benefits that go above and beyond the expected duty of care to its staff and their families. It said, “The Company is committed to investing in people to ensure capacity building and readiness for future career growth. As a good Corporate Citizen, Mouka has also significantly contributed to the local communities in which it operates.


“As part of Mouka’s continuous improvement plans, the company recently undertook a restructuring programme which engaged almost 10 percent of the Mouka People across all employee grades and in all locations nationwide.


“The major objectives of this exercise were to strengthen operations and to provide career development opportunities for key deserving employees.


“However, as it is the case with every progressive development in corporate organizations a few will resent the change. Unfortunately, the resentment of the current few agitators does not align with the majority.”

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