By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos.
The Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspapers Ltd, Mallam Yusuf Musa Kotangora has applauded the doggedness, perseverance and patience of staff of the organization in the face of non-payment of salaries and other challenges.
He specifically commended the editorial staff, saying they are the ones sustaining the name of the organization with the publication of the online edition of the medium.
Musa, who spoke while chatting with both editorial, administration staff and a retiree, during a brief visit at the Lagos office on Wednesday, urged them to exercise more patience, assuring that their entitlements will be paid in due course.
The company’s boss explained that the management is earnestly working assiduously with the appropriate quarters to ensure that the needful is done by selling the assets of the company for the payment.
” Honestly, one had thought by now we would have been done with the sale of the property if not the violation of the process by some characters. But we are doing everything possible by restarting the process and ensure it is completed in due course so that everyone can get his entitlements.
“I want to commend the perseverance of every staff here in Lagos and others across the country. You have been committed, even with the little payments we pay at times We just ensured that no matter the amount, whatever we have should get across to all working staff.
“I want to urge you to be exercise more patience as we continue the process towards the final exercise, as they use to say that no amount of patience is too much”, Kotangora enthused.
The MD, who was in Lagos to meet with the company’s lawyer, Barrister Aribisala (SAN) on the update over the litigation on one of the company’s landed properties at Oregun Industrial Scheme, shared the good news that NNN has won the matter in court.
While at the lawyer’s office located on No. 143 Bamigbose Street, Lagos Island, the MD accompanied by Mr. Raymond Tedunjaye, the Lagos Office Bureau Chief, was updated by Barrister Aribisala on the victory at the court.
Aribisala informed that Lagos High Court ruled in favour of New Nigerian Newspapers against the Lagos State Government adding that the overnment did not appeal the ruling before the expiration of the 90 days stipulated by law.
The legal luminary informed that he has filed for an order of execution of the judgement to evict the illegal occupants on the land, assuring that the matter will be dispensed within the next two months barring the on-going industrial action by the Judiciary workers across the country.