Wike sacks MDs of TV, radio stations in Rivers

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Monday sacked the Managing Directors of three television and radio stations in the state.

According to Wike, they were dismissed because of their failure to attend a meeting organized by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) led by the Chairman, John Momoh.

The stations whose MDs were sacked are: the Rivers State Television, Radio Rivers and Garden City Radio.

Governor Wike said he was embarrassed that none of the state’s owned broadcasting parastatals honoured the meeting.

He also charged BON to always stand on the side of the people and speak the truth concerning the issues in the country at all times.

BON is in the state for its 71st General Assembly meeting, which will be focusing on raising the bar in the digitalization of the broadcast industry.