NUJ Pickets Compass newspaper over unpaid salaries

Mr Daniel owns the troubled company

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Wednesday led by the National President, Garba Muhammed, picketed the Nigerian Compass Newspaper over unpaid salary arrears of workers.

Mr. Garba, who was accompanied by the Lagos and Ogun executives of the union, was initially locked out of the premises by overzealous security operatives on the instruction of the Managing Director of the company, Shina Kawonise.

Mr. Garba and his team only gain entrance after much perseverance and subtle threat.

About 120 ex-workers of the company also joined in the picketing exercise to press home their demand.

Some of the workers who spoke to Premium Times say the management owes them eight months salary arrears and 48 months unremitted Pension Fund deductions and the staff contributing pensions totaling N120m.

The company is owned by former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel

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