The authorities of the African Independent Television (AIT) have on Tuesday wielded the dismissal rod on all the workers of its station in Benin City with immediate effect.
The decision to dismiss the workers was conveyed in a letter dated June 2 and signed by the Senior Manager, Human Resources, Mr Victor Okasoga.
In the letter to the affected staff, who were being owed at least two year-salary arrears, Okasoga said their appointments had been terminated with effect from June 13.
The letter directed those affected to handover all company properties in their possession, especially their identity cards to the head of Benin station.
“Failure to surrender company properties in your possession may delay the processing of your entitlements,” the letter said.
About three weeks ago, some of the affected workers of Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT, and RayPower FM Radio shut down all broadcasting activities at the organisation’s Benin station in protest over unpaid salaries, running into about two years.
The sack adds to the fast rising number of workers fired within the last few weeks by various private establishments in Nigeria.