#EndSARS: TVC Counts Losses After Arson On Station, Says 250 Employees Jobless—The fire set on the building of Television Continental (TVC) situated at Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos State by hoodlums after the Lekki shootings has left no fewer than 250 staff jobless.
In addition, those struggling to work in temporary accommodation put up by the company has also being left home, CEO Mr Andrew Hanlon said to Sanwo-Olu during his visit to the station.
State of the art communication equipment worth millions, the auditorium housing three main studios, three control rooms, three master control rooms, matterials, a central transmission laboratory, TVC operational vehicles, staff vehicles were all burnt to ashes.
CEO said to Governor Sanwo-Olu:
“After the rioters invaded our premises and set the place on fire, some buildings on the premises survived. But the main transmission building was completely destroyed and it was the hub of our operations. The rioters cast fear and terror in the hearts of our employees when they broke in last week’s Wednesday morning.
“People’s hard work and the huge investment that went down into the TV station were destroyed in a period of about an hour. The incident was really traumatizing for all of us. The rioters left immense devastation. The entire interior of the building was destroyed. This is all that is left of our bubbling building, which was a centerpiece. Thankfully, no member of staff died in the incident.”
He however added that the immediate priority of the management of the TV station was to ensure that all direct employees were looked after, stressing that the means of livelihood of thousands of indirect workers attached to the brand had been threatened.