The counsel representing Plateau Radio and Television (PRTV) staff, Gideon Ngwen, has asked the National Industrial Court sitting in Jos to freeze Plateau State Government accounts over nonpayment of four years and six months salaries to 100 PRTV staff.
Making the case for the staff in suit no NICN/Jos/53/2014 and suit NICN/Jos/28/2016, the counsel said the PRTV staff had sued the Plateau State Government over failure to pay them their salaries, which he said had accumulated to N500 million.
Ngwen told the Court Thursday that an out-of-court settlement in which the government agreed to pay the staff the sum of N170 million failed, and that he was now filing the motion to freeze the Plateau state government accounts so that government could understand the gravity of the situation the staff were in.
“The insincerity and inconsistency of Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Plateau State, Jonathan Mayiwau representing the government is frustrating the out-of- court settlement,” he said, asking the court to grant the injunction the workers were seeking.
The judge of the National Industrial Court R. H. Gwandu adjourned the case for hearing and ruling to 16th and 29th November 2016 respectively.