Bayelsa State government has commenced its plan to downsize its workforce with the sack of 222 journalists from its radio station and newspaper while compilation of the sack list is still in progress.
The Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Wednesday condemned the sack of 222 media workers in the Bayelsa government owned media platforms.
The list showed that 86 staff of New Waves Newspaper and 136 workers from the Radio Bayelsa were affected from the list s far released while staff of the state television station remain apprehensive.
A statement from the NUJ urged the state government to review its decision to sack over 200 media workers in one fell swoop in the guise of redeployment while the axe dangles on others.
This is sequel to a circular from the office of the Head of Service to heads of media parastatal to redeploy excess staff.