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IBC DG’s death: workers blame it on unpaid wages, TSA tension

Speculations were rife mid week in Owerri that tension over , the Treasury Single Account (TSA), unpaid wages may have been the cause of the death of the Director General of Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) Director General, Evangelist Esther Egbunna.
The former DG died last week.
This speculation was orchestrated by workers of the corporation who say that the DG may have passed on as a result of accumulated tension over the inability of the Corporation to pay four months salaries of workers and 38 months pension arrears of pensioners of the corporation.
Reports said that these views were expressed by some workers to the visiting leadership of Independent Newspaper Publishers Association (INPA), a group made up of publishers of local tabloids in Imo State who went on a courtesy call to the IBC last week.The workers alleged that the Treasury Single Account, TSA made it impossible for the late DG to have money at her disposal to off-set the IBC bills in salaries and pensions.
They claimed that the cooperation was generating enough money to pay its workers and pensioners.
According to them, they would shut down the station any moment from now  in order to make sure that the right things were done.
The INPA chairman, Elder Lambert Ojukwu, condoled with the corporation over the sudden death of Evang. Egbuna, even as he urged the staff and management to commit their affairs in the hands of God.
Elder Ojukwu described the ace broadcaster’s death as a tragedy, devastating, saddened, promising the corporation of his leadership with the IBC.
The acting DG, Barr. Ezekiel Oparah, who welcomed the INPA executive said  the ex-DG’s death was horrifying and most sorrowful.

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