Television Continental, TVC, one of Nigeria’s foremost television station on Friday sacked 145 workers under its employ as a result of economic downturn in the country.
Prominent broadcasters were said to be among those sacked on Friday as the station could no longer cope with a burgeoning workforce.
PM News gathered that the television station has also shutdown TVC International, with TVC Nigeria now to take over the former’s function.
A TVC source, who escaped the mass sack said there was tension and sadness at the premises of the station as broadcasters who have served the station diligently were shown the way out.
Earlier in the day, tension built up as management of the station beefed up security at its premises, employing the services of policemen to man the gate.
Also, fierce-looking professional bouncers were seen at the station as they took strategic positions, ready to deal ruthlessly with any unruly sacked workers.