The Management of DAAR Communication Plc, owners of Ray Power FM andAfrican Independent Television (AIT), has refuted reports that it laid off the entire workers in its Benin stations.
The refutal is contained in a statement issued by management of the organisation and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
In the statement, the management also denied the report that it shut down its two stations in the city.
Contrary to the report, the Daar management said that â€œout of a total of 40 operational staff strength, only 13 were laid offâ€.
â€œWe wish to correct this misrepresentation of facts and state emphatically that the management critically appraised the operations of both stations in Benin.
We appraised the operations as it relates to manpower capacity utilisation, dedication to duty, productivity level, and found some wanting and far below expectation.
Their general conduct was found to be inimical to the attainment of the lofty ideals of the organisation.
Their professionalism and competence was not at par with that of their colleagues and it was adversely affecting the over-all productivity and the expected capacity of both stations.
The management stated that the issue of salaries and other financial obligations to workers was receiving utmost attention,â€ it said.