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Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by AnonPoet: 10:38am On May 14
The raging coronavirus pandemic is leaving in its trail, job losses and economic instability, however, the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate, a Nigerian company has said it is retaining all its 2,400 employees and keeping the facility at full operation.

According to Joseph Umolu, the company’s director, Corporate and Legal Services, Sunti had just concluded its crushing season, harvesting 146,200 tons of sugar cane and producing 15,860 tons of sugar. He further stated that the company also produced 9,640 tons of molasses and 11,600 MWh of electricity generated using bagasse (sugar cane fibre) as fuel. The company is now entering its cultivation season and plans to maintain high levels of employment to ensure a seamless process.

“At this time, when COVID-19 is causing so much job insecurity, Sunti has maintained its staff strength to do the cultivation of sugarcane, gapping, irrigation, weeding and fertiliser application, as well as maintaining the factory during the off-crop” he said in a press statement.

The sugar company, which is a subsidiary of the Flour Mills of Nigeria Group (FMN) also says it had employed strategic measures initiated by the FMN group to ensure the safety and welfare of employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.

According to Umolu, the new health and safety strategy was part of the general measures being deployed by the FMN Group to keep all its facilities, including the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate safe from the COVID-19 virus.

He stressed that before the pandemic, the Sugar estate already had strict health and safety measures in place, therefore all it needed to do was to upscale the measures to comply with recommended COVID-19 safety protocols.

“Sunti already operates under the highest health and safety standards even before the coronavirus lockdown policy by the Federal Government.

“To help employees deal with the growing pressure of working during the current period, Sunti Golden Sugar Estates has issued palliative food products to all its employees as well as created a strategic food reserve for employees, should the disease persist and conditions become tougher,” he said.

He added that despite the restricted movement, the estate being in the essential food sector had continued full operations to ensure the availability of sugar in Nigeria.

Umolo also noted that the community had not been left out, stating that the 26 communities that makeup Mokwa had benefitted from 4,000 cartons of noodles as part of FMN’s N400m food relief programme. The company also utilised more local contractors during its harvest, thereby creating more jobs for the community.

https://businessday.ng/agriculture/article/sunti-sugar-to-retain-all-2400-staff-despite-covid-19-challenges/

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by KristaPretty(f): 10:41am On May 14
Nice.
Companies who had to lay off staff shouldn't be blamed either. This virus had a great effect and toll on almost everywhere and everyone.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Ask4bigneyo(m): 11:08am On May 14
Good Development

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Bonaventura(m): 11:08am On May 14
This is one of the best news so far in the face of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The news is better than the military killing of the young man in Jos

It's better than the ravenous killings by herdsmen in Kaduna

Better than the government claiming it spends more than 600 million feeding school children in their home.

The news is better than reviving Ajaokuta Steel Company just to be looted again.

This is really a great news

It is the kind of news you read with a bowl on nkwobi and very cold bottle of Star Lager Beer

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Virginnn(f): 11:08am On May 14
well, as a food manufacturing coy, they are not expected to lay off workers. The only things we spend money on these days are food and, yes, data. Agro based industries are expected to rack in huge profits.
In any case, everyone must look inwards and start considering working for themselves. Start a small business.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 11:08am On May 14
Our leaders should continue their cluelessness, Na my rights dem just Dey infringe upon Dey bother me

In a bid to curb Chinese virus, our economy get ruined, I believe there are countless of way we can go about this without shutting down the economy.

Nigeria politicians did this cause western nation did it, there’s no rational behind the barbaric act of shutting down the whole nation... almost 2 months we’re being held inside our homes like criminals, and if you go out, you might be killed by our security agencies, some people still think the government is acting in their own good... I laugh in Holy Ghost fire... e go soon be, our eyes go clear

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by FREEMADNESS: 11:09am On May 14
datz good. unlike access dat had to sack their staffs after donating a huge amount of money in d fight against covid-19

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by masciv: 11:09am On May 14
Truth is only companies that provide essential goods or services would be able to retain their staff with complete pay. With the way the world has gone over the past few months and economies being blown to bits, most companies would have to cut costs to stay afloat.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Onlinealaba(m): 11:09am On May 14
Nice one, there might be some salary cuts tho but better than laying off staffs

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by GodPunishBiafra: 11:09am On May 14
Good.


What Ipob king from Katsina couldn't do...

Nobody should quote me o, because I didn't mention anybody's name smiley

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Rawgold29(m): 11:09am On May 14
Commendable
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by ForeThinker: 11:09am On May 14
B4 nko ??


The food industries is booming

Thanks to Uncle CoroCoro

Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Mikocake(m): 11:09am On May 14
Good News. Hope they keep to their words but they don't need to sack anyone. Sugar is an essential commodity in this new age. Virtually everything we consume now contains sugar and sugar is also very addictive. Many people can't do without sugar.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by GamalNasser: 11:09am On May 14
It's sugar again .sugar again sugar again sugar again sugar again
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Nanorest: 11:09am On May 14
Buhari is really working. Had it been Jonathan's regime, we would have been in civil war by now due to mass sack and hunger
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by InlandTaipan84(m): 11:10am On May 14
FMN is one food Company I respect. You hardly see or hear any controversy they're involved in.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Cyberterror: 11:10am On May 14
Athiefku come and learn.
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by ignis(f): 11:10am On May 14
I don't expect sugar producing company to suffer great loss this period, because sugar is like an essential commodity.
People still buy and use sugar this period.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by schurley(m): 11:10am On May 14
Highly commendable, more oil to their engine
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Drizzy5001(m): 11:10am On May 14
Nice one
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Sheddyechi(m): 11:11am On May 14
Nice
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Ask4bigneyo(m): 11:11am On May 14
GamalNasser:
It's sugar again .sugar again sugar again sugar again sugar again
What's this?
Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by StubbornGENIUS(m): 11:12am On May 14
Impressive And Commendable

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by faithfull18(f): 11:12am On May 14
Good one.

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Craaaa: 11:12am On May 14
Good one

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by oloriLFC(f): 11:13am On May 14
God bless them and enlarge their coasts. It is not easy to be laid off at these trying times

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by paulolee(m): 11:13am On May 14
good

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by Joefat(m): 11:13am On May 14
Them do well..

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Re: Sunti Sugar To Retain All 2,400 Staff Despite COVID-19 Challenges by malkomchris: 11:14am On May 14
A patriotic company. Nice one

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