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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Protest As Artists Shut Down FRCN

Artists on the payroll of Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria, Radio Nigeria Atlantic 104.5 FM, Uruan, Akwa Ibom, on Thursday shut down the station over accumulated salaries.



The protesters carried placards with inscriptions: “The artists of Atlantic 104.5 FM want the release of our February 2016 to January 2017 salary, Else there will be no broadcast’’, “Pay us our 11 months salary, we are very very hungry’’.

Other inscriptions include: “We the artists of Atlantic 104.5 FM want our 11 months salary. Else no work, enough is enough,’’, “We have been patient enough, pay us 11 months salary now’’.

A correspondent who visited the premises reports that the office was under lock and keys.

The spokesman of the protesters, Mr Asuquo Ekpo, said that the management had refused to pay them their salary for inexplicable reasons.

He said that the management of the station was not fair to the plight of the artists who had work tirelessly to make the station functional.

However, Ekpo lamented that the station was unfair and treated them poorly for no just reason.

He said, “How can we be working for 11 months without paying us salary; we have waited patiently enough and that is why we have decided to shut down the station.

“We are calling for the removal of the Zonal Director of the station because artists in Port Harcourt had been paid and we don’t know why we have not been paid until now.”

He called on patriotic Nigerians and other stakeholders to intervene and ensure that they were paid their entitlements, stressing that their children are hungry and could not pay their school fees again.

The management of Atlantic 104.5 Fm, artists and industrial attachment staff were seen roaming outside the office premises.

Some workers were seen eating in the cafeteria of the station while some are discussing the issue in hush tones.

Reacting to the development, a senior management staff of the station, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that the zone owes the artists, assuring that the management is working to ensure that their salary is paid.

He commended them for the peaceful protest, saying that the management will address their plight.

All the Heads of Department had met to resolve the crisis.
Source- Punch online
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11 comments:

Becky Divine said...

Very good!
Let them pay the workers mbok

I am king EZE said...

Someone should beat someone up nw!! They should follow the passenger and the ariks manager footstep...

Rex said...

Haba!!! 11 whole months..e wey dey talk nko almost 7months now no pay...biko make dem pay them jare

Miss Ferragamo said...

11 months salary? That is so unfair

peace maker said...

Good for them

Anonymous said...

This is some serious ish o! Thats how this same FRCN Benin branch (Bronze 101.5fm) owed artists (contract staff) for 6months before finally laying them off in january 2015 under the grounds that they could no longer meet up with the salary payment. Note that they laid them off without payment o. Till tomorrow they never payed them yhe salary owed. The ZD heading the south south zone needs to be sacked! Arrant nonsense. And they use their artists more than their actual staff. So pissed right now.

Lora said...

Debtors everywhere! O lagbara o

Olabanji Olajide said...

Heeeeee.. 11months ?? And d manager could eat n sleep in the night👻👻 peacefully👻👻?? 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

Olabanji Olajide said...

Someone shud sue them..👮👮👮👮👮👮

nzube izuu said...

Onigbese!

nkiru Iwuchukwu said...

No bi small gbese bi dis o! 11 months kwa! Why are people so wicked.Even in the Bible it is written that we should pay worker their wages.

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