A former employee of Daily Newswatch (Now Newswatch Times)‎, Mr. Iwuchukwu Francis Iheanacho, has threatened to initiate a legal action against Jimoh Ibrahim’s media organisation for failing to pay his seven-month salary arrears.
Iwuchukwu in a letter addressed to the Managing Director of the media outfit captioned, “Voluntary Resignation of Mr. Iwuchukwu Francis Iheanacho from your Company; Letter of Demand for Payment of Outstanding Seven (7) months Salaries‎ Due to him”, described as funny and strange, the continued failure of the media organisation ‎to pay his outstanding salaries.
The letter dated August 17, described the failure of the Ibrahim-led management to pay his salaries as employer recklessness.
Iwuchukwu, in the letter signed by his lawyer, Yemi Omodele, argued that “Our client was ‎employed in your company sometime in 2012, but resumed work on November 1, 2012 and willingly resigned from the services of the company on May 28, 2015.
“As at the time of resignation, your company owed him seven months salary which has not been paid to him till date. The attitude of your company is funny, strange and amounts to employer recklessness. The month owed our client is from November, 2014 to May, 2015.
“Throughout the period our client worked with your company, a certain sum of money was deducted from his salary every month on the pretext of pension claimed to have been remitted to Lead Way Pensure.
“However, we are using this medium to call on you to pay the salary arrears ‎to our client within seven days from the date of this letter and to make available to our client evidence of remittance of the money deducted from his salary and paid to Lead Way Pensure to enable him proceed to claim same.
“In the event that your company did not remit any sum or part of it to Lead Way Pensure, we call on you and your company to pay same to our client within the days stated above. We state that failure to pay our client as demanded shall warrant us to take necessary legal steps against your company.”
As at the time of filing this report, no official response has been received from the management of the media organisation.

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