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Elechi threatens TV/Radio workers

By  Dennis Agbo

ABAKALIKI—Governor Martin Elechi has threatened to sack all the staff and management of the state owed Ebonyi State Broadcasting Service (EBBS), should trouble continue to be experienced in the organisation.

Speaking in his office at a meeting with the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation,  Mr. Egwu Chima and the management of EBBS, Governor Elechi said he would no longer tolerate any petition from any staff or management of the state media outfit, warning that he will not hesitate to sack everybody in the organisation, if the directive was violated.

Governor Elechi’s directive was sequel to a petition allegedly written by some staff of the organisation against the management of the corporation, which led to the arrest of the General Manager, Mr. Nwafor Odom and some other management staff by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

The organisation had been engulfed in series of crises,  including attempted murder of some staff of the organisation, indiscriminate sack and suspension of both junior and senior staff, harassment and molestation amongst others.

The organisation, it will be recalled, was closed down for over one week following the arrest of a management staff of the organisation, a situation  media stakeholders in the state described as pathetic, urging the state government to urgently intervene in the crisis, rocking the organisation for over one year.

When contacted the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation,  Mr. Chima regretted that the station was witnessing such a problem, which he said was occasioned by greed, jealousy, envy and power drunk,  adding that one man can not hold an establishment hostage.

Chima noted that part of his mandate in his recent deployment to the Ministry of Information and State Orientation, was to sanitize the embattled radio station,  adding that he is being driven by passion and commitment to restore the image and integrity of the station in the state.


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