He said that their present accommodation which is a bungalow, is uncomfortable without a standard newsroom
have expressed worries over the poor working environment under which they currently operate. A staff who spoke in confidence, lamented that the newspaper lacked a befitting office accommodation.
He said that their present accommodation which is a bungalow, is uncomfortable without a standard newsroom.
Another staff complained that many working there are auxiliary staff/stringers and stressed the need for government to offer them permanent appointments to motivate them for better productivity.
He urged the government to take the well-being of workers paramount, adding that some of the staff, including some editors are being owed months of salary.
The state government has however expressed its determination and commitment towards providing conducive working environment for workers.
The Director-General, Kogi State Bureau of Information Services and Grassroots Sensitisation, Mr Abdulmalik Abdulkarim, said the governor has already given an approval for the construction of a befitting office.
He said that the governor who paid an unscheduled visit to the newspaper outfit recently expressed displeasure with what he saw and pledged to give the place a facelift.
The Director-General said the proposed office complex will have well-equipped standard news room, conference hall and offices for management staff amongst others.
Mr Abdulmalik said that in a bid to open new frontiers for the newspaper, plans were on to open offices in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and Abuja as well as deploy correspondents to those states for coverage.