Enugu—The Radio, Televisions, Theater, and Arts Workers Union, RATTAWU, has called for the unconditional recall of workers of Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS.
The RATTAWU National President, Mr. Yemisi Bamgbose, made the call on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Enugu.
Bamgbose said the situation at the broadcasting station which had led to a crisis between its management and staff members was uncalled for.
He said: “We are here discussing how we are going to be successful in terms of the 2015 elections and a whole television station is shut down.
“The Enugu State Broadcasting Service, the television arm, of it has been shut down in the last one year.
“The radio is not even broadcasting news and the programmes of that station, according to the information at our disposal, are alien to the people of this place.
“Again majority of the workers have been asked to go and sit down at home. The Gate of that organisation is locked against workers.
“Workers have been asked to move out of their residential quarters and we want very good coverage of elections knowing fully the role of the electronic media in informing, educating, enlightening and entertaining the public as well as the effect of a grassroots radio and television station such as ESBS that should be able to get to people unhindered.“
Bamgbose appealed to the management of the station to recall the workers without further delay and make the environment suitable for their duties.