Staff accuse radio station of promoting indecency, violating ethical code

The staff of an FM station operating in Kano, WAZOBIA/Cool FM, have accused the radio station of producing programmes promoting obscenity, use of vulgar language and music content that allegedly breached the codes of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

They also alleged that the programmes contravened Islamic laws and denigrate the moral values of the host society.

About 50 staff of the station were earlier sacked for raising objections to the breaches, and insisting that 65 percent of the radio content should reflect the norms and values of the host community as expected by the NBC.

A spokesperson for the affected workers, Sulaiman Gama, however alleged that the station was promoting indecency and prostitution as male and female staff were sheltered within the office complex “in a brothel-like manner”.

In a letter signed by the affected staffers, they urged government to investigate various cases of arbitrary termination of indigenous employees without recourse to due process, as well as the infringement on their rights and privileges of employees.

They also alleged that the station management compelled the employees to sign contractual agreements making employees to forfeit their right to belong to professional trade unions.

They said such action negated the provision of freedom of association as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution.

According to them, the station also violated the federal character principles, which they said allow for at least 60 percent of the organizational workforce to be allocated to the host community.

Contacted, a management staff of the radio station, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the state anti-corruption commission had asked the company not to speak on the matter as they were still investigating the case.

Coronavirus Quiz:



Coronavirus factsheet


Advertisement

PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...



BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.