July 28, 2017

No plan to sack radio, television stations – Ondo govt

By Dayo Johnson
Akure —The Ondo State government has denied  plan to retrench workers at the state Radio-vision Corporation, OSRC, as a result of the ongoing repositioning of the station.

The stations have been closed down in he last three months and a probe panel instituted to check their books.

Controversies have trailed the panel report since it was submitted to the state government.

The Head of Service, Mr Toyin Akinkuotu cleared the air in Akure during a meeting with the staff of the organization.

This is coming as anxiety had gripped workers in the closed stations.

Akinkuotu who said the recent indefinite closure of OSRC was to allow proper upgrading of equipment, noted that there would be a two day verification of workforce to ascertain those who would be retained or redeployed.

He pointed out that governor Rotimi Akeredolu had promised that no worker would lose his or her job at the corporation that comprises television and FM stations.

The Head of service noted that upgrading of facilities, verification and proposed redeployment of workers were parts of the governor’s mandate to his office to ensure proper implementation of the report of a probe panel recently set by the government.

The state government had shut down both Radio and television arms of OSRC for about three months to carry out what the panel described as a reforms.

Last week the government through a circular said as part of the on-going repositioning of the OSRC for better service delivery, has approved the procurement of standard modern digital equipment, extensive facility rehabilitation, general overhaul as well as strengthening the capacity to compete effectively with its pairs nationally.