Saturday, 24 August 2019 05:49

Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Dynamics Intelligence, a global company operating in the United States, Canada, and Nigeria, has shut operations in Africa’s most populous nation over alleged fraudulent practices by its employees and contractors.

Jenna Bourgeois, chairman of the company, made the announcement via his LinkedIn account on Thursday.

But some Nigerians also accused Bourgeois’s company of perpetrating illegalities.

Below is how one Admola Tayo, a Facebook user reacted:

So I keep seeing this picture about Jenna Bourgeois flying around on my timeline stating that he/she is closing down a company in Nigeria. Apparently he/she is trying to capitalize on the FBI fraud case about some Nigerian fraudsters. Something tells me this isn’t legit. So I went to his/her linkedln page. And the conversations there to me show clearly that this man/woman is a scam/fraud.

Then I went on Glassdoor to see the company review and boom my thought about him/her was spot on.

Earlier, Bourgeois whose company engages in technology solutions partners with Microsoft and Amazon to create custom cloud based productivity software.

The software built upon the Microsoft Azure, PowerApps, PowerBI, Flow, and Dynamics 365 technologies are focused on healthcare, retail and government sectors.

Bourgeois said the closure of the company branch in Nigeria is as a result of the continued extortion by its employees and contractors, saying the company can no longer function in an environment of distrust.

“Effective immediately, we will be closing our operations in Nigeria. Over the last year, we have faced numerous examples of employees and contractors extorting the company,” he wrote.

“While we kept giving Nigerians a chance to gain skills and employment, we cannot run a company when we can’t trust the people who work for us.

“Any company interested in conducting business in Nigeria can reach out to us to learn how to avoid being scammed by technical resources.”

He advised other organisations interested in outsourcing operations in Nigeria to seek Indian-owned companies.

“It is a kick in our face that we spent so much time trying to give Nigerians the benefit of the doubt to have this happen,” he wrote.

“Customers who wish to outsource, are well advised to seek an Indian-owned company for the best results.”

The closure of the company came few hours after the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a massive bust of online fraudsters who are mostly Nigerians.



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