News broke last week that 30 employees of a company based in Ibadan, Oyo State, tested positive for Coronavirus. The company has now revealed its identity, while announcing today that its premises have been shut for disinfection.
Below is the text of the statement issued by the company:
“iSON Xperiences is a leading customer experience provider that has presence in 15 countries across Africa, employing over 10,000 people.
We operate Contact Centres and Customer Care processes from two Centres in Ibadan and one in Ilorin for leading Telecom Service Providers in Nigeria.
iSON has implemented strict COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures including social distancing norms, Covid awareness campaigns for employees, mandatory use of sanitizer and masks, temperature checks, general health check at the in-house clinic based on WHO guidelines.
We have ensured Contact Centre services are available on a 24*7 basis with additional Work from Home Customer Service Advisors activated and maintained ‘Business as Usual’ for us as well as for our Customers.
Important points with regards to our Nigeria operations – we have some of our employees who were detected positive for Covid-19 at one of our Centres in Ibadan.
Employees with suspected risks have undergone the necessary test and placed in isolation under the supervision of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Together with the authorities, we will ensure the full return of our employees to good health for their eventual resumption back at work.
As of now, our office premise is temporarily closed for thorough disinfection. We are focused on providing services in a safe and healthy environment, and taking the necessary proactive measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 virus.
We thank Oyo State Governor’s Task Force, NCDC and our Clients for their invaluable support in handling the unprecedented situation”.