Demolition: Rivers govt shuts down AIT, Raypower operations

The Rivers State Government has shut down the operations of Africa Independent Television, AIT, and Raypower FM in Port Harcourt, South-South Nigeria.

The operations were shut down in an invasion operation by telecommunications engineers allegedly
contracted by the State Government who were accompanied by armed security operatives.

The contractors disconnected the wave guard from the antenna on the mast while riggers were seen
dismantling the mast.

Meanwhile, bulldozers were also deployed by the Rivers State Government to demolish the Transmitter Complex at the DAAR Communications PLC Broadcast Centre in Port Harcourt.

Management of the Company has been taken by surprise following the sudden turn of events as efforts were in top gear to resolve issues with the State Government amicably but the no notice incident is a heavy source of concern, AIT reported on Sunday.

Some of officials of the telecommunications contractor told that they were working on directive from above to start demolition on Sunday despite the heavy rains as against a later date.

Techrectory and Agency Report

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