From Debra Ajulo, Ilorin
Staff of the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Kwara earlier today, Monday, staged a protest to demand the immediate removal of the station’s General Manager, Alhaji Abdullateef Adedeji over alleged maladministration.
The protesting workers, who carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘Otoge, Abdullateef Adedeji must go’ ‘HoS dont Compromise’ ‘Nine years of Adedeji is fruitless’ ‘Radio Kwara dies under Adedeji’, marched to the office of the State’s Head of Service (HoS) at Governor’s Office, Ilorin.
They called on the State government to remove the General Manager, lamenting that the radio station had not recorded any development under his 9-year administration.
A staff of the station who spoke to News Hub Magazine under the condition of anonymity alleged that the General Manager had earlier filed a report with the DSS and HoS that members of staff were threatening his life.
“He reported our union leaders that they were threatening his life and today when our leaders were to appear we decided to all go there. We have been trying to engage him on ways to move the station forward and ensure prudence but if he thinks that is a threat to his life he should just go,” our source said.
News Hub Magazine recalls that the three state owned media houses; Radio Kwara, The Herald and Kwara Tv had erupted in protests at the twilight of the immediate past administration over nonpayment of salaries, lack of infrastructural development and poor working conditions.