OLX, an online marketplace, has shut down its offices in Nigeria.
According to Punch the employees were formally informed of the decision on Tuesday through a notice of termination, which will commence in March.
Speaking to the Newspaper, the Public Relations and Communications Lead of OLX Nigeria, Uche Nwagboso said:
We made a difficult but important decision in Nigeria to consolidate our operations between some of our offices internationally. Our marketplace will continue to operate here – uninterrupted – as it has since 2010, and we remain committed to the many people here who use our platform to buy and sell every month.
We continue to be focused on constantly innovating to make sure that OLX remains the top classified platform in the country. Of course, we are committed to helping our affected colleagues during this transition and have already offered them meaningful financial and other support
As we’ve expressed to them directly, we are extremely grateful for their many significant contributions to OLX’s success.