Radio Station: Oyo NUJ Lauds Nigeria Union of Pensioners
Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State Council, Mr. Adewunmi Faniran, has commended Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State branch, for its initiative in establishing the first trade union owned radio station in Africa, Pensioners FM.
Mr. Faniran said this during an unscheduled visit to the radio station located at Agbarigo, Onireke, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Speaking with the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State branch, Mr Olusegun Abatan, Mr. Faniran expressed optimism that Pensioners FM would give voice to the senior citizens in their quest for improved welfare packages.
Mr. Faniran called on the owners of Pensioners FM to allow members of staff of the station to be involved in unionism, since it was a product of trade unionism.
He equally stressed that the station should not be confrontational in the broadcast of programmes.
Responding, Secretary, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State branch, Mr. Olusegun Abatan, said the establishment of the broadcast outfit was to give a new voice to the state’s retirees and also generate job opportunities.
Mr. Abatan added that Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State council, would be fully involved in the activities of Pensioners FM.
The Oyo State chairman of NUJ, Mr. Faniran, was later conducted round the facilities of Pensioners Fm.