Photo: Jumia Staff Dies A Month To His Wedding

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Jumia staff writes in about colleague who died a month to his wedding, due to poor working conditions. The mail reads thus: “Please and please kindly keep me anonymous please dont reveal my identity. I work with Jumia. Monday will never be the same in the lives of Ola Sanusi’s family. This is not the 1st time a person will die in Jumia warehouse, Ola was just so unfortunate to be among.

I cant lie to you we workers of Jumia use to stand for at least 10hrs while the expatriate sit in d office where there is AC, chairs, etc. Our warehouse at universal road via adeniyi jones is nothing 2 write home about cos its not even conducive. Ola was working inside the highvalue where fones and other fragile things were kpt wen he slumped nd b4 he got to d hospital he gv up d ghost.
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As big as that warehouse is, we dnt v a first aid box talkless of a doc or sick bay who takes care of we workers while those expatriate live in a house in lekki worth N72m and earns fat salaries while we workers re subjected to ridicule by giving us peanuts nd making sure we work more than necessary. .
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This is d 2nd time we are recording another death inside d warehouse another 1 was a carpenter who fell from the roof and died now its Ola. Ope, his colleague, was one of d people who escaped death when last year, he slumped and went into comma for good 1month.
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Ola joined Jumia in march 2013. On monday when he was working he ddnt show any sign of sickness we have always complained that we cant b standing for 10hrs everyday but our managers didn’t say anything about it. As at 1:10pm, Ola slumped and for some minutes he was grasping 4 breath.
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So painful so tragic, cos next month is his wedding ceremony. For how long is this going to continue. Nobody is speaking 4 us. Now those indians want to bribe us just 4 the media not to get a whim of wat happened in the warehouse but can this go on forever?

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