Barr Vivian Ottih,Chairman ,Imo State NAWOJ

NAWOJ Chairman, Ottih Resigns As IBC Staff

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– Alleges Emelumba on vindetta mission against her

The Chairman of Nigerian Association of Female Journalists (NAWOJ), Imo State Chapter, Barr Mrs Vivian Otti, a Senior Editor in the News and Current Affairs Department, has resigned her appointment as a staff of Imo Broadcasting Corporation,IBC.

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Ottih in her letter of resignation dated February 1, 2022, addressed to the Director General of IBC, said, “please accept this letter as my official resignation as a Senior Editor in the News and Current Affairs Department of Imo Broadcasting Corporation Owerri, effective from today, Monday February 1s! 2022.

For over two years now I have not been paid any salary after I was illegally suspended on the directives of the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Declan Emelumba who is on vendetta against me, hence till date, no disciplinary committee was set up to investigate the reasons as stated in the letter of indefinite suspension which lasted for one year and five months. Neither was I found guilty in any other fomular.

“The height of the insensitivity to my wellbeing is the recent transfer to Lagos, knowing fully well the condition of my family, having owed house rent for over two years and my children being out of school because I could not afford to pay their school fees. The situation I found myself has caused me considerable stress that I have no choice but to leave Imo Broadcasting Corporation to enable me search for job elsewhere and take care of my wellbeing and young family.

“From my 22 months salaries arrears, deduct 3 months salaries in lieu of notice as stipulated in the conditions of service of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation.

“I must say this is one of the most difficult decisions that I have to make because I have put in over 20years of my lifetime as a journalist working in IBC. But I find consolation in the sense that I have inspired so many upcoming journalists in their profession I will miss the lovely community of staff of IBC and the management.

“I thank the management of IBC for the chance given to me to exploit my journalism skills and talent to inspire the young generation for all these years. I can be reached on my personal phone number 08037799588 and the account number to pay my salary arrears is2023437960 First Bank PLC”.

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