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Former Jumia Marketing Manager takes firm to court

04 November 2013, 16:43

Lagos - Fired Jumia Marketing Manager, Uche Ajene, is challenging her dismissal in court.

Ajene was fired by the online marketing firm in October after she allegedly failed to meet sales targets.

She said she had briefed her lawyers to file a suit before a Lagos court over her alleged wrongful dismissal.

Ajene said her sudden sack was unfair and a contradiction of the terms of contract she signed with the company before taking the head of marketing job for the firm in 2012.

Although she refused to elaborate on the terms of the agreement, she said she had briefed her lawyers to commence legal action on the matter.

"I can't say much about this issue for now. All I can tell you is that I have briefed my lawyers and they will file a legal action before a Lagos court soon,” she said.

Ajene said she was not only suing the online firm for unfair dismissal but for “continued embarrassment” following the dismissal.

Last week, Ajene sent a protest mail to various online media alleging that Jumia was engaging in the act of hiring and firing Nigerians at will.

Ajene said that as a testimony to Jumia's worrisome labour practice, over 100 staff have been sacked by the firm in a space of one year.

“In 2012, 50 members of staff were fired, then more were hired, then more fired again, the total number of staff fired in this period was over 100,” she alleged.

According to her, Jumia Nigeria’s strategy was to lure staff from their companies with big salary promises, and after a very short time, “leave them with the lower end of the straw.”

Ajene claimed she worked with “over 60 different faces” in the period she was with Jumia and that “working for Jumia was like hell.”

Jumia is yet to react to the allegations. Its Public Relations Manager, Afam Anyika, said he was not been properly briefed or authorized to speak on the issue.


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