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BREAKING:‎ Protesting journalists shutdown OGBC in Ogun state (Photos)

BREAKING:‎ Protesting journalists shutdown OGBC in Ogun state (Photos)

Premium Times is reporting that unpaid journalists working with the ‎Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) have shut down the broadcast station.

According to the report, the workers locked their offices as they began an indefinite strike on Wednesday, May 10 morning.

Journalists shutdown OGBC in Ogun state

Protesting staff members sitting outside the offices of OGBC on Wednesday

Premium Times is reporting that unpaid journalists working with the ‎Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) have shut down the broadcast station.

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According to the report, the workers locked their offices as they began an indefinite strike on Wednesday, May 10 morning.

The workers kicked off three separate notices by the radio workers to the management on the non-payment of their entitlements put at about N148,260,000.

Protesting journalists shutdown OGBC in Ogun state

Doors of OGBC chained up by protesting workers

Chairman‎ of Nigerian Union of Journalists Abiodun Ogundipe and Chairman of Radio Television and Theater Arts Workers Union had issued 21, 7 and 3 days warnings respectively to the management to pay the workers’ dues but nothing happened.

NAIJ.com gathered that the workers arrived at about 4.30 am armed with chain and padlock and locked up the door leading to the studio and other offices.

Protesting journalists shutdown OGBC in Ogun state

Police officers have been drafted to the premises of the OGBC to maintain peace

‎The General Manager and other management staff of the station were also locked out of their offices.

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The management has however invited the police to the broadcast station maintain peace.

Meanwhile, reports in Ogun state on Tuesday, May 9 said some officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Ogun state Command engaged in a gun battle with smugglers along Ota-Idiroko Road.

NAIJ.com gathered that crisis erupted when some customs officials tried to stop a well-known smuggler identified as Sherif.

The witness said officials shot and killed Sherif at Ola junction, Onibuku along Ota-Idiroko road, during the shootout.

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