Stella Dimoko Former VP Atiku's TV Gotel lays off 70% of its workers


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Former VP Atiku's TV Gotel lays off 70% of its workers

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has approved the laying off of 70% of the staff strength of his private television organisation, TV Gotel.

The affected workers, it was learnt, received letters of termination of appointment Yesterday 10th November, 2016.

A top management staff who spoke to Oak TV on condition of anonymity said the former number two citizen decided to shake off the broadcast organization due to dwindling returns on the investment, a situation further worsened by the current economic recession in the country.

It was gathered that the TV station which has its headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State has been struggling to navigate the difficult economic conditions that has befallen the nation and therefore decided to suspend its operations to re-evaluate the company’s finances.

Another staff of the company who craved anonymity expressed sadness over the development, saying he was not sure of the dozens of staff that laid off as a result of the restructuring process in the TV station.

TV Gotel was established in 2008 by Atiku Abubakar, a retired customs chief and former Nigeria’s vice president.

The television station was set up primarily to promote the business climate in Adamawa State with state of the art equipment.

TV Gotel currently transmits its programmes on Channel 36 UHF on frequency 591.25 MHZ with strong signals received all over Adamawa State and beyond.

When contacted, the Managing Director of the Station, Mr. Mohammed El-Yakub sounded indifferent about the development, saying “hiring and firing” were decisions of any entrepreneur while declining to make further comments.



  1. Kwakwakwakwa...
    Serves them right!...
    That's the change they voted for!...they should enjoy it while it last...

    1. Atiku and APC are failure & Big Scam. 419 government. Shame on you Sisi Eko

  2. Smh... Tot the recession was affecting him, Ndi apc!

  3. Good for them.They voted d clueless Buhari into power. The chicken has come home to roost

  4. Chai!! See wetin recession dey cause

  5. Reccession everywhere.
    Ritualists on the rise, girls and gigolos pls thread with caution.

  6. Smh... Tot the recession was affecting him, Ndi apc!

  7. Please is that #24,400 or 24m that I'm seeing there?
    Guess this is the season of mass sack, God help those affected.

    Why won't that one be indifferent, guess he wasn't affected, Mr 'hiring and firing'

  8. Naaawaaoo!
    70% sacked!
    Haaai! Too bad.

  9. Never heard of this TV Station before.

    The economic situation is really biting hard.

    Madam Minister whataguan naw.

  10. Up vuhari. Thank God it affected Atiku. Shebi una say Jona dey bad. Make una manage the CHANGE.

    Painful to the workers. May God help them get another jobs Amen.

    hahahahaha you guys say na Buhari una want and God granted it, make all of us enjoy the sacking of staff.

    I never hear of Gotel before.

    Let me continue to pray for Nigeria not buhari.

  11. So recession no respect rich people also?

  12. Buhari is a curse to Nigerians.

  13. Channel 36 UHF😁 Been a long time I saw something like that.Reminds me of our black and white TV(National) with the knob.

    It's a pity.

  14. Nigeria go survive.


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