Staff of the New Nigerian Newspapers yesterday staged a peaceful protest at the company’s headquarters in Kaduna to demand their accumulated entitlements.
They made a passionate appeal to the 19 northern states governors, who are the owners of the company, to honour the agreement in good time.
Addressing newsmen, chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists, NNN Chapel, Dekera Nicholas, said there was no better time for the owners to pay them their entitlements than now.
He said: “There is a recommendation by a committee set up by the Northern States Governors Forum to look into NNN issues and made recommendations. That committee has since done its findings and had submitted same including its recommendations to the owner for implementation.
“Now, part of the recommendations therein is that, part of the company’s property be valued and disposed so that the proceed can be used to offset debts especially, the workers entitlements and put the company in good shape.”