Nigeria and the wickedness of the owners of media houses
Our boss then will say “Galaxy Is owning his staff 3 years, ThisDay has not paid in 4 years, this one has not paid in five years, that one has not paid in seven years.
There was even this story of the owner of ThisDay holding a staff meeting and asking his staff members why they have not resigned if they really needed the salary.
It was there he reportedly said “Your ID Card is your means of livelihood if you are wise”
This was the model Jide preached to us when i worked at his media house!u
I mean the one that wants to be governor of Lagos state now. I got employed as a new producer in his organisation. I didn’t have a beat to cover like the reporters and yet he refused to pay us salaries for almost 9 months
When the suffering got to my throat, I resigned.
It was wickedness at the highest level
It got so bad that staff members were stealing money from one another in the newsroom!
And our owner at the time will travel to the UK with babes to go and flex (He said this himself during a staff meeting. “It is cheaper for me to sponsor three babes to the UK as my bed companions than pick a prostitute over there and pay her in pounds” He said.
I mean him no harm but he is still owing me 8 months salary and even though God has blessed me, it is still my sweat.
Media houses should do better. Journalists should speak out too and refuse to suffer needlessly in the name of “There is no job out there”.
Journalists deserves to be paid as at when due in line with their contracts with media houses, this should be the norm.
Gbenga Samuel Wemimo -GSW-