Friday, 24 August 2012


Aggrieved staff of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, (FRCN) Ibadan Network Centre on Thursday protested the non-payment of their four-month salary from May.

The placard carrying workers barricaded the entrance of the station as early as 8:00am chanting solidarity songs. 

They blamed the non-payment of their salaries to a Integrated Personnel Payroll System which the federal government is now using in paying the workers, describing it as defective and inconsistent. 

Their placards had inscriptions such as 'IPPIS pay our four months salary,' 'IPPIS is highly incompetent,' 'IPPIS issues fake pay-slips and more.

The local chairman of the FRCN chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Tunde Ojenike clarified that their anger was not against their management but against promoters of the IPPIS.

Ojenike stated that the protest is meant to send signal to the approppriate quarters on their plight.

Local chairman of Radio, Television and Theater Workeris (RATTAWU) Ademola Akanni lamented the zero intervention of national headquarters to their plight on the non-payment of their salaries.

The Zonal Director, FRCN, Ibadan National Station, Pastor Zacheous Oloruntola, explained that the management was working to resolve the issue. 

He stated, "“Management is not passive and we have indeed held joint meetings involving union leaders in the zonal stations and the IPPIS."

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