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Ebola Fear: Nigerian Security Guard Sacked By UK Employer Over Travel To Nigeria

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Nov 5, 2014 – Ebola Fear: Nigerian Security Guard Fired By UK Employer For Going On Vacation In Nigeria

A Nigerian security guard has been fired by his employer for travelling to Nigeria.

Sam Ayodele Ogunnoiki, a security officer with Stout Security LTD for eight years was told that he can’t resume work because he visited his mother in Nigeria.

According to the letter from his employer, Sam Ayodele is not permitted to return to work because his co-employees are worried that he might have contracted Ebola during his vacation time in Nigeria.

Sam described his employer’s move as racial discrimination because his British wife who works at the same company was allowed to return to work.

‘It’s just discrimination. I have worked at Stout since moving to Cornwall in 2006 when I married my wife, who is English. I went to the Port Health Authority and they told me there was no problem with visiting my mother in Nigeria so I went and came back on Saturday. I then got the letter and a text from Mr Mannell saying he couldn’t allow me to return to work in case I had Ebola. I was scanned for Ebola in Nigeria and everything came back fine. But my boss told me I must be in quarantine for 21 days and cannot come to work.

Nigeria does not have Ebola but he said I have to be cleared. There is this stigma surrounding me now. It’s just ignorance and a nightmare because I cannot work. I’m a British citizen. My wife does the same job as me and I saw her at the weekend and she has been allowed to work, but if she has been in contact with me she would have Ebola too.There is no justification for this at all.’
I doubt I’ll get any more work at the security firm. ‘It’s a problem. I don’t know what I’m going to do for work now. I don’t want to go on benefits. But I doubt I’ll get any more work at the security firm. It’s a problem.” – Sam told Mail Online

Here is a copy of the letter Sam received from his employer:
‘You have been in my employ for several years and I have always done my very best to look after you, frequently helping you out when you called on me for assistance. With our friendship in mind, I have spoken to you and expressed my very deep concerns about your trip to Nigeria.



  1. Mathew Iyke

    November 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    The best thing for black people is to stay independent, do a business
    dis insult is too much

  2. kulboi

    November 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    This is nt fair bt dnt wori mr Ayodele u wil get ur job bak since u ar nt infected wit d disease nd pray to God to hlp u out

  3. O'Nels

    November 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I don’t blame them at all, if not for our corrupt leaders many Nigeria will prefer to stay here than working as a slave for those racist. Nigeria is blessed! We have everything that can sustain us for eternity but our problem is mismanagement, corruption and incompetent leaders that careless about the warefare of the people. They brought Ebola to Africa and now they are scared. God is watching us.

  4. Mark

    November 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    U are abit rich now bro take their fucking ass to court

  5. Evelyn

    November 5, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Discrimination is painted all over the letter take the case to a qualified lawyer

  6. Timo

    November 5, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    @ D author (Naijagist)please can u give me or publish D details of D employer?,hence I need to lodge a complaint on behalf of Mr Sam.
    My Contact details is (

  7. Tummy

    November 6, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Sam if you know the law, God has just answered your prayers even with this letter in your hands, you can get several millions from them. Just sue them

  8. Metu Nyetu

    November 6, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    Despite WHO’s report dat Nigeria is nw ebola-free? Dis is racial prejudice@work. Jst find a gud lawyer & sue their 4kn ass.

    @d same time, I’m a bit surprised dat u&ur wife r allowd 2 work in d same security firm. Not evry professional outfit would permit such a thing. Maybe ur employer has realised it shdnt be, & is nw trying 2 lay u off wdout a proper pay-off package bcs he may hav thot dat ur voice wdnt be heard evn if u screamd blue murder. U knw wat som of diz corrupt whites can b up2.

  9. collins

    November 6, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Not sure he can get anything out of this, trust me this white people most find a way to win him.

  10. Chic

    November 6, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    If there is a contract letter giving to you prior to the time of employing you,read it proper,to know the terms in disengaging staff with that you will be able to know your rights but if there is no such letter my brother it is a problem because it is the contract letter of employment that spell out the do and don’t between the employer and the employee. In other hand commit everything to Gods hand, for sure he will fight for you and you will have your peace.

  11. Jilo

    November 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    You have to live among the white folks to know how racial bias they are. We black race are like nobody to them. They do not consider us as people of importance and this can be painful and sad. What they do to this guy has been done to many black people around the globe. We aware about this case because it is being published. Till today, America Doctors have not given us a reason why a Liberian man Eric Duncan died in Texas hospital without being treated for Ebola symptom while other white folks who have more serious symptoms than Eric were treated and healed. This is one of the reasons why I feel so bad when I see our leaders squandering our resources instead of doing something meaningful for their people. As long as as we continue to go through that our wasteful behavior, white folks will continue to see us as less ambitious and continue to treat us this way. We need to prove to them that we can be independent then you will realize that white people will change their behavior toward us and even accept us with our Ebola epidemic .

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