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Apparently still enraged over the leaked video of his democracy day broadcast message , the Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun , has slammed a sledgehammer on top officials of the Ogun State Television (OGTV).
The governor after receiving pleas from various prominent personalities in the state , redeployed the former Assistant General Manager (News and Current Affairs) of the station, Mr. Seyi Oladimeji, and Assistant General Manager (Programmes), Alhaja Kemi Ewedairo-Yusuf to the State Ministry of information with a one-year salary reduction.
He however appointed a senior director at the State Ministry of information and strategy, Mr. Tunde Kazeem as the Acting General Manager of OGTV
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that a staff of the television station who was part of those suspended by the state government in the editing suite, Mr. Damilola Kolawole was transferred to the film and editing department of the state Ministry of information while a contract staff with the station, Joseph Adeesan was sacked without compensation.
It will be recalled that some staff of OGTV were suspended by the governor following the leaked democracy day broadcast message video by yet unknown staff of the station.
The unions in the state-owned television had asked the governor to beam his searchlight on the Chairman of the board and the All Progressives Congress Publicity Secretary ,Tunde Oladunjoye .
But, the governor ignored the pleas and went ahead to punish the workers after being investigated by operatives of Directorate of State Service and reportedly found them not guilty .
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that
other nine suspended staff of the state-owned station have been ordered to return to work witch one-month salary deduction.
It was however gathered that the governor had planned to sack all of them, but, decided to convert the sacking to punishment .
Findings by PLATFORM TIMES showed that the decision may not be unconnected to the intervention of some stakeholders in the state headed by Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye who pleaded with the governor to pardon the suspended staff and allow them to return to work.