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High level fraud rocks Delta TV, Radio stations

Posted: Apr 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi  /  Correspondent, Asaba


THE Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ, and the Radio, Television and Theater Workers Union, RATTAWU, Delta Broadcasting Services, DBS, have raised an alarm over the high level of fraud in the establishment.

The station has been off air for long owing to the fact that the transmitter and its accessories are bad blocking its transmission.

In a letter dated 30th March, 2015 signed by Comrades Emeka Chukwujindu and Pere Botu, Chairmen NUJ and RATTAWU, DBS, respectively, and addressed to the Commissioner for Information, lamenting that despite the committee set up to look into the issue and a report produced, the present board has refused to act.

The workers not only passed a Vote of no Confidence on the leadership of the board,   they vowed that the career of the broadcasters there are in jeopardy except the transmitters and its accessories are replaced to enable the station commence full transmission and other issues attended to.

The workers posited that despite the huge investment by government the station is yet to make use of its ultra modern digital studio and edit suit, place the DBS Asaba and Warri on the same frequency of channels 41 which has led to clashes of signal and have vowed not to disassociate themselves from the plans by the management to transmit from Ubulu-Uku,

The workers also called on the state government to call independent broadcast engineers to ascertain the quality of the installed equipment in DBS especially the dubious attitude in which the digitization project is being handled by COMFAX in order to frustrate the project.

They also lamented that since 2002 the workers have not gone on any training, lack of vehicles, cameras, office accommodation and others to facilitate effective service delivery, payment of artistes and language newscasters owed for 10 months and two years respectively just as they called for creation of new departments and possibly move DBS to Governor’s Office.