Microsoft laid off 34 of the 40 workers in its mobile phone division in Nigeria today, Punch reports.

Microsoft’s decision to downsize its workforce in the mobile division was communicated globally to all members of staff in June. The company had previously cut about 12,500 jobs in the same division in the past year globally.

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, had indicated in June that the company would cut 7,800 jobs in a bid to restructure the mobile division after taking a loss of $7.6bn in the mobile phone division.

Microsoft’s former CEO, Steve Ballmer acquired Nokia for $7.3bn in 2012.

Microsoft’s Windows phone performed below par so far as it currently controls less than 5% of the mobile phone market worldwide. In one of its largest market, the UK, Microsoft mobile’s market share has dropped from over 11% in 2013 to less than 4% in Q1 2015.

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