The Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY Media Group/ARISE TV Networks, Nduka Obaigbena, has sacked more than half of the THISDAY Lagos workforce.
Mr Obaigbena, in a memo dated February 23, 2016 forwarded to senior management staff of the newspaper, said all staff whose names were not listed therein should have their salaries stopped and considered as ex-workers in the company.
The memo was addressed to Eniola Bello, Kayode Komolafe, Emmanuel Efeni, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Tokunbo Adedoja and Shaka Momodu.
His letter with the Subject VERY IMPORTANT STAFF NOTICE, reads “Dear All: Following a continuous and continuing spot check which climaxed today on LAGOS staff on duty and working, please find below a list of bonafide NON–EDITORIAL LAGOS STAFF of THISDAY NEWSPAPERS.
“Those not on the list below cease to be staff of the company except they show with documentary evidence why they were not, and have not been at work.
“Editorial Staff have to show work with proof of stories filed and published tonight.
“Therefore only those listed below will be on the next payroll. If not listed, please conclude your disengagement process with the Admin department.
“A. Account Department: 1. Akiemughu Ezekiel 2. Olurebi Abiola Yusuf 3. Kasali Ganiyu 4. Arole Olawale 5.Alex Egberughe 6. Sambo Mohammed 7. Ngboken Odonzi 8. Sunday Adofu 9. Charles Afambu 10. Dibiagwu Uchenna 11. Amao K. Abisola 12. Raufiu Shina 13. Ariori Kamilu 14. Peter Iwegbu 15. Olufemi Aborowa.