The management of MTN Nigeria has directed staffs to stay away from its headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday.
This, it said, was to protect workers from planned picketing by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and some other youth-based groups.
Sources at the telecommunications company told TheCable on Wednesday morning that the company received a letter from the organisations of the planned picketing.
“Right now, I am talking to you from my house. They told us to stay at home because they are scared that the picketing might turn violent.
“The last time that the NLC guys came, some staff sustained injuries and they want to avoid that at the moment.
“We might still go but they want to monitor the situation first.”
TheCable understands that the associations are displeased with the killings of Nigerians in South Africa, thus they made plans to protest at South African businesses.
There have been recorded cases of Nigerians losing their lives in xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The latest record of a Nigerian who lost their life in South Africa is Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), who was killed in her hotel room.
At 12pm, the company dispatched buses to pick up staff so normal activities could resume.