It is being speculated among the suffering workers of the Imo Broadcasting Cooperation, IBC (Orient Television and Radio Station), Owerri, that the immediate past Director General, Evang. Esther Obong Egbuna must have died of accumulated tension, following her inability to pay four months salary arrears and 36 months pension arrears.
These were the views of the mourning workers, when the leadership of the Independent Newspaper Publishers Association, INPA paid a condolence visit to the c corporation, Tuesday.
The bemoaning 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 alleged corruption in the TSA policy now, as the suffering workers 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.
Earlier in his message, 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.
Barr. Oparah, while lamenting asserted that death struck at the wrong time, saying that he never expected that his predecessor would die in the next 40 years.
He promised to partner with INPA, adding that taking IBC forward remained a goal he would want to achieve.