The tannery initially did not want to pay adequate compensation under the guise that the deceased were casual staff.
The families of the four employees of a tannery in Kano, Kano Tan, have received N2.5 million each as compensation for the death of their loved ones.
The four employees died while working to clear a sewage in the factory in February 2014.
The company had earlier given the families of the victims only 100,000 on the pretext that they were casual workers of the company as such they did not deserve full compensation.
This action generated public fury, with pressure put on the state government to deal with the company.
The state government finally closed down the company and compelled it to compensate the families of the victims.