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Katsina constitutes 4-man committee to investigate dismissal of female radio staff

The Katsina State Government has constituted a four-man committee to investigate circumstances that led to the dismissal of Fauziya Lawal-Dawai, a female staff of Katsina State Radio, from service.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the committee is headed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Alhaji Mohammed-Rufai Coomassie.

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Members of the committee include the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Information and the Department of Establishment.

Also to serve on the committee is the Commissioner of Women Affairs.

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NAN reports that the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), had issued a statement where it voiced its concern about the sacking of their colleague.

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In the statement signed by its Chairperson, Hannatu Muhammed, NAWOJ said that Fauziya had served for over a decade as a casual staff in the organization.

Muhammed alleged that Fauziya was “abruptly dismissed” by the General Manager of the outfit over a claim that she missed a scheduled meeting

“Fauziya had adhered to the necessary protocols by informing her superiors about her newsroom duties and sought to be exempted from the meeting.

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“But, in spite of all these, she was sacked,” she said.

The report of the committee is expected to be presented to the state governor for necessary action. (NAN)


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