Story from Emmanuel SAMUEL, Yola
Adama Beverages which is owned by the Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s Company in Yola, Adamawa State has demanded an unreserved apology from a National Dailies or face Court action.
The statement co-signed by the chairman of the union Mr Palke J. Bwalbumo and his secretary Mr Danjuma K Audu faulted the said news item in its entirety saying it is libellous aimed at tarnishing the good image of the company.
“The malicious and deliberate allegation against Mr Francis Vazheparambil cannot be swept under the carpet and we demand that the story should be retracted and apologies being made to the company and its management. Failure to do so shall be met with immediate legal action,” the statement emphasized.
The Food, Beverages, and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB), Adama beverages Ltd have also denied reported massive sack of staff and maltreatment of female workers and other sundry allegations as reported in the national dailies.
“For the avoidance of doubt, there has never been any case of molestation of any female worker or anyone in the entire workforce.
“Concerning reports in a section of the media alleging that the management of Adama beverages Ltd producers of the popular Faro table water and beverages engaged in unethical conducts inimical to industrial labour relations, we wish to state that the story in its entirety is fabricated lies aimed at tarnishing the image of our company and its management led by Mr Francis Vazheparambil.
“Taking into cognizance that the so-called “spokesman” of the company’s Union referenced in the story, Abdullahi Maigida Bello is not an employee of the company, we are compelled as a responsible union to set the records straight.
“Despite deep economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has not been any mass sack in Adama beverages and no staff is owed salaries as all wages are paid promptly.
“The union rejects the claim that there was a blockage of roads and vehicle movement within the precinct of the factory as reported.
“The union called for the withdrawal of all fallacious publication against the CEO Mr Francis Vazheparambil whose sterling leadership has impacted positively on the company.
“The union also called for the withdrawal of all false newspaper report against the organization as a whole. We are proud of the organization and also the management.