I am not a thief – FRCN DG, Dr Ladan Salihu

I am not a thief – FRCN DG, Dr Ladan Salihu

Mfonobong Akpan

The Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Dr Ladan Salihu, has denied a report carried by an online medium, alleging that he was indicted by a panel over allegations of embezzlement before his appointment as Director General by the Jonathan administration.

In a letter to the editor-in-chief of the online medium, Salihu demanded that the organisation made a full retraction of the offensive publication, publish an apology in Vanguard and four other newspapers and pay him N50 billion damages following “the defamatory and malicious publication which gravely injured” his reputation.

Counsel to the FRCN boss, Rickey Tarfa, SAN, signed the letter.

According to Tarfa, contrary to the allegation that Salihu relied on the influence of powerful individuals to become FRCN DG, he had “a blistering and brilliant career which stated in 1979 during which period he had at different times worked in Bauchi Radio Corporation, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Chief Press Secretary to the Military Governor of Bauchi State, National Broadcasting Commission where he rose to the position of a director and in fact became the pioneer Zonal Director, Kaduna”.

source: www.vanguardngr.com

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