Workers’ Strike Sponsored, Targeted at Removing Film Corporation Boss – Group


Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

A group under the auspices of New Initiative for Credible Leadership has fingered some staff of the National Film Corporation (NFC), Jos, as being behind an “illegal” strike ‎which it said was not based on national interest but targeted at removing its Managing Director, Engr. Danjuma Wuri.

‎The Executive Director of the group, Rev. Steven‎ Onwu‎, while addressing journalists on Sunday in Abuja, described the “so-called outcry” from staff as the handiwork of some disgruntled staff who are finding it difficult to align with the era of change that has come upon the country.

He said if the issues raised by the staff were actually genuine, their resolution would have made them call a truce and return to normalcy.

According to him, “the latest manifestation of this worrisome habit has cropped up at the National Film Corporation (NFC), Jo’s, where the staff have staged a so-called protest only that it is not a protest that was driven by national interest.”

Onwu added, “They instead levelled series of accusations against the Managing Director of NFC, Engineer Danjuma Wuri. Those behind the call even conscripted Students of the National Film Institute (NFI) to join their cause.

“In addition to these, the staff that had pretended they were interested in the wellbeing of the institute had also embarked on an illegal strike, which effectively crippled the same organisation they claimed to be interested in making to progress.”

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