You have to wonder whether we should be paying for these people to be in Nigeria. The way local employees are reportedly made redundant, or dismissed – by telephone, or with letters of warning and dismissal on the same day (after 10 years?), and then apparently an explanation that this was down to budgets – doesn’t look good. And now to the courts to face an ex-employee with a team of 7 lawyers (and as we know it’s not the only case of unfair dismissal the British Council is currently facing). Guess who pays in the end.
And read at the comments at the end of the piece. Meanwhile the local director parrots the line about the British Council working to “build trust and understanding between cultures” as if that carried any weight. I’m only about 100 miles from London and find the culture of the British Council arrogant and self-serving. And the more I understand the organisation, the less I trust it.