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Radio Kwara workers emback on sit-under-the-tree protest



Workers of the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation have lamented lack of working tools, insincerity of government’s repositioning of the media houses exercise and poor working condition.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the aggrieved workers who converged under a tree, decried lack of power supply, poor condition of offices and non-payment of two months salary as well as indebtedness of the media outfit to the tune of millions of naira.

Speaking to journalists who visited the vicinity of the media outfit to find out why both the Radio Kwara AM and Midland FM stations had been off air waves for almost three weeks, the Chairman of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Art Workers Union (RATTAWU), Comrade Rasaq Aremu, described the current situation at the station as worrisome and disastrous.

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Comrade Aremu expressed dissatisfaction with the repositioning exercise, lamenting that nothing to show for the project after the injection of millions of naira by the government.


According to him, “The staff of the organization had on second to third of September, 2018 embarked on a peaceful protest to raise alarm over the fraudulent repositioning exercise and called for the immediate removal of the Sole administrator of the state owned media houses, Dr. Muideen Akorede who has been in charge of the repositioning.

The labour leader said the two old 35 kilowatt transmitters of the Midland FM had broken down, while the newly purchased 10 kilowatt transmitter developed fault within two weeks when it was installed as a result of lack of UPS.

He decried the inhumane condition which the staff of the radio station are subjected to, saying that the welfare of staff was unattended to, while the corporation’s cooperative societies money was also mismanaged.


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