A employee at Pulaaku FM, a radio station owned by Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, the Lamido of Adamawa in Adamawa State has alleged that the corporate had not paid workers members for eleven months.
The radio station which is situated in Yola, the state capital, has been working on funds contributed by the workers members who’ve but to be paid, he mentioned.
According to a workers member, who spoke on situation of anonymity, the Lamido may not pay attention to the plights of the employees on the radio station as a result of many protocols concerned earlier than the cash will get to the workers.
The supply mentioned there are reviews that folks near the Lamido, who need the dismissal of the General Manager of the station are behind the delay in fee of salaries.
The supply mentioned, “The Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, who can also be the Grand Patron of Tabital Pulaaku International, has a Fulfude radio station that they name Pulaaku FM, Yola.
”I work at that radio station, we now have not been paid for the previous 11 months. Now we’re within the twelfth month. The situation has been on for some time. We needed to protest however the administration refused to permit us to behave for the sake of Lamido’s status. The radio station was launched in 2017.
“Barkindo is the grand patron of Fulani all around the world. He is likely one of the kingmakers within the state.
“We are working however not getting paid and nobody gave a proof for something. What we had been informed is that the delay in fee is a results of a misunderstanding between the administration and a few folks near the Lamido. We discovered that those that are near the Lamido need the Lamido to sack the General Manager of the radio station as a result of they do not need him there.
“Now, the General Manager is making efforts, he has gone by some people who find themselves very near the Lamido even by way of the board of administrators and board of trustees however they’re all petrified of the Lamido.
”We are confused as a result of some persons are saying the Lamido may not bear in mind we now have not been paid and the Lamido normally releases our salaries on the finish of each month so we do not know what has been taking place for the previous 11 months. Some have mentioned he’s most likely releasing the cash and perhaps some folks near him are taking the cash.
“What we now have heard is that the accountant has connived with the spouse of the Lamido and Personal Assistant to the Lamido to hoard the cash each month, that is an allegation although. The PA is the Sadaruwa (somebody who connects others) to the Lamido
“The administration has even contacted the NUJ (Nigerian Union if Journalists) of the state chapter however nothing has been finished so it appears these persons are stopping the NUJ from taking motion on that.
”Many of the workers members, their kids have been despatched out of faculty. As on the final time we had been paid, we did not suspect something, we acquired our regular pay although we tried exhausting to make them pay us right into a checking account however they insisted on paying us money. They’ve all the time paid money. We even suspected one thing fishy as a result of, from reviews, the amount of cash they pay us shouldn’t be what we’re alleged to be paid.
“We had a workers member whose home was burnt down due to electrical faults, that man couldn’t get something from that fireside besides his household. We needed to contribute the cash for him to hire one other home.
“Some of the workers members too whose wives are admitted on the hospital tried to get loans from the corporate pending the time wage would come however they could not get something as a result of the corporate shouldn’t be even getting something from business (ventures). We use our cash to purchase diesel for the station to function; we use our cash to go and supply for information and gas the automobile, issues aren’t going nicely in any respect.
“Our Director of Programmes resigned 5 months ago. Even now, many people are planning to resign any moment from now. Some are not even coming to the station at all.”