- Days after its main building was razed by thugs, TVC has not recovered and is still counting its losses
- The CEO of TVC, Andrew Hanlon, revealed that about 250 production staff are without a job for now
- Hanlon, however, explained that 250 staff were not sacked but "physically displaced" due to the fire incident
Out of sympathy and deep concern, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu paid a visit to Television Continental (TVC) after its station was razed by hoodlums during the recent EndSARS protests in Lagos.
During his visit to the media outfit's main building in Lagos, Governor Sanwo-Olu was informed by the Chief Executive Officer of the television station, Andrew Hanlon, that the thugs left terrible devastation at the building.
Hanlon went on to state that not less than 250 production staff of TVC are currently out of work since the attack.
He described how traumatising the incident was for the TVC family, adding that hard work and huge investments just went down the drain in a period of an hour.
Apart from setting the complex ablaze which damaged broadcast equipment and operational vehicles, the miscreants were reported to have looted many expensive properties of the station.
Hanlon disclosed that more than 500 direct employees of the station are presently struggling to work in makeshift accommodation arranged by the firm.
“After they invaded our premises and set the place on fire, some buildings on the premises survived. But the main transmission building is completely destroyed, and it was the hub of our operations."
TVC management, however, cleared the air, saying no workers have been sacked. According to a statement released by the media house, the staff are just temporarily displaced from their desks and work stations.
TVC CEO Hanlon described as "misleading" the growing reports that 250 staff members of the media house have been given a marching order following the recent attack by suspected hoodlums.
Earlier, suspected hoodlums attacked the headquarters of TVC in Lagos following the killing of protesters in Lekki by security agents.
The TV station was said to be owned by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media reacted to the attack on the media house.
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