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Non-indigenes petition Ishaku over alleged discrimination in civil service’s re-absorption


The Non-indigene staff of the defunct Nigerian Sunrise newspaper, in Taraba state has faulted the state government of deliberately refusing to re-absorb them into its workforce after the collapsed of the newspaper.

The aggrieved staff of the moribund company (Taraba Publishing Company Limited), who expressed their disappointment over the refusal of the government to take into cognizant the massive contribution of the non-indigene staff of the default media House, also expressed sadness over the government refusal to pay them all their entitlements as agreed in their letter of employment.

Displaying their employment letters before media practitioners in Jalingo, the visibly dejected workers felt sad that the decision of Governor Darius Ishaku’s dated back to May 2017, to absorb the indigenes, leaving out the non-indigenes, is louder than hate speech.

Claiming that the administration of late Danbaba Suntai gave both indigenes and non-indigenes a lifeline in the organization, while all members of staff contributed in what would later become one of the most vibrant state-owned newspaper in Nigeria and arguably the best in the Northeast, they felt sad that the incumbent governor failed to tread such path.

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