Telecommunication services provider, Rutotech International sub-contractors to Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, has distanced itself from a demonstration that took place at the Abuja office of 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat Nigeria) on Monday morning. Some mischievous people, who had staged the protest at the 9Mobile office, had blamed the company that had recently restructured for their plight. Reacting to the development, however, Rutotech International, in a statement by its spokesperson, Akindolapo Samuel, said it knew nothing about the protest. The company explained that following the well-known problems of Etisalat, the company had to put on hold some of its ongoing contracts including the one being executed by Rutotech.
Rutotech, therefore, distanced itself from the protest, stating that it would never embarrass any of its esteemed clients. The company’s statement read in part:
“Following the restructuring and takeover of Etisalat by 9Mobile, due to some financial crisis, some of their operations were affected leading to the scaling down of some of our staff as a temporal measure to restructure our operations. The demonstration which took place in Abuja was orchestrated by some roguish people who are not the staff of Rutotech or Huawei but who want to paint us in a bad light in the eyes of our esteemed clients.”
There are over 280 staff members at Rutotech who have not been affected and are working at various locations for our clients.