NUJ asks staff of Kwara media houses to call off strike

NUJ asks staff of Kwara media houses to call off strike

STATE Working Committee (SWC) of the Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has appealed to the striking members of the council in the three state-owned media establishments, namely Radio Kwara, Kwara TV and The Herald, to return to work to allow leadership of the council intervene over their grievances.

In a statement signed by the chairman and secretary of the council, Mallam Umar Abdulwahab and Deacon Omotayo Ayanda, respectively, the council said that it had resolved to set up a committee that would comprise union representatives of the three affected media establishments, and expected to follow due process in handling the matter.

“The committee will intercede on their behalf by seeking audience with Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to press home their genuine demands.

“While we sympathize with our members over their plights, we are equally conscious of the fact that due process must be followed in dealing with industrial crisis so as not to put our members into avoidable situations.

“The SWC wish to assure members of the union’s commitment to their welfare and safety at all time,” the statement said.