Members of staff of DARR Communications, owners of AIT/Ray Power stations in Benin City, Edo sate, engaged the management of
outfit in a showdown, shutting down the station’s broadcasting
activities over alleged high handedness on the part of the management of
the station and nonpayment of their salaries of between 11 and 17
The aggrieved workers who took over the entrance to the
premises of the broadcast outfit situated along the Benin/Lagos by pass,
Ikhueniro village, said they were living in penury while some of the
management staff live in opulence.
Armed with placards of various
anti-management slogans, the AIT/Ray Power staff described as annoying
that their employers would be contemplating laying off staff even when
they were not paying regularly.
They further alleged that one of
the managers of the station informed their superiors in Abuja that
working with contract staff would be more convenient for them in the
station than working permanent staff.
Efforts to reach the Benin
station manager, Oyeghe Oyarekhua who is Head of AIT and Osadolor
Igiozee, head of Ray Power and the outfit’s head of marketing, Baimoh
Emozozo were not successful as they were not in the office when
journalists visited the station, but asked that all enquiries to be
directed to the Abuja headquarters of the organisation.
is about salaries and these are issues handled by the Headquarters, so
will advise that enquiries be directed to Abuja. But I can assure you
that management at that level is working to ensure all is well,” a staff
who did not want to be named volunteered to journalists.
The stations are currently off air and their followers awaits what happens thereafter.
Source: PM News