Amosun sacks OGBC, OGTV general managers aftermath of workers’ strike


By Olusola AJIBIKE (Abeokuta)

NIGERIA: THE General Managers of the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Engineer Tunde Awolana, and Ogun State Television (OGTV), Mr. Dele Bolujoko, have resigned from their positions.

The resignation followed the Wednesday strike embarked upon by workers of the stations over the non-payment of their N148.2 million entitlements

While government said that the two heads of the stations voluntarily retired, GatewayMail gathered that they were forced to quit.

*Amosun…Allegedly sacked the general managers.

The state Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Abayomi Sobande, said in a press statement that the resignation of the officers took effect from Wednesday, May 10 after the acceptance of their letter by the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. ‎

“The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA, has accepted the notices of voluntary retirement from the Public Service of Ogun State of Engr. Tunde Awolana, General Manager, Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) and Engr. Dele Bolujoko, General Manager, Ogun State Television (OGTV) with effect from today, Wednesday May 10, 2017,” Sobande stressed.

He added: “On behalf of the Governor of Ogun State, I wish to seize this opportunity to appreciate the contributions of these General Managers to the development of the State and wish them success in their future endeavours.

The HOS, however, directed that the most senior management staff of the stations should take over the affairs pending further directives from his office.

*Engr.  Awolana.

The aggrieved workers had threatened to commence their industrial action on Wednesday should the management fail to pay them their outstanding money.

The staffers had arrived the station as early as 4.30am armed with chain and padlock and locked the door leading to the studio and other offices.

Led by their leaders, Abiodun Ogundipe, the Chairman,‎ Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and Ayo Aina, the

Chairman, Radio, Television and Theater Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU), they peeved staffers had separately earlier given 21, seven and three days notice of warning to the management to yield to their demands failure of which they shall down tools.

*The angry OGBC workers on Wednesday.

According to them, the money being owed them include outstanding salaries for four months (N76.8 million), pension deductions from 2012 to date (N45 million), outstanding union dues for 2017 (N464, 000), national housing fund deductions for 2013 to date (N2 million) and CTCS deduction of 2011-2016 (N6 million)

The NUJ and RATTAWU, which demanded immediate intervention by Amosun on their plight, stated that their last ultimatum was given after the expiration of the 14 days prior issued to the management.

“Following the expiration of the 14 days ultimatum given to the management of the station on the 16th of April, 2017 and its expiration on 25th of April, 2017 for the payment of all outstanding salaries and deductions, we write to inform you of the decision of both unions (RATTAWU and NUJ) to issue the final seven-day ultimatum as stipulated in the labour law for the demand to be met,” they said.

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