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Heavy wind destroys Radio Bayelsa

A late-night storm has destroyed property and buildings in Bayelsa including the state Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Bayelsa.

The rainstorm brought down the mast, which also hosts the transmitters of Radio Nigeria’s Creek FM and the Nigeria Television Authority.

The General Manager’s office, make shift live studios and administrative building was destroyed.

Some buildings in Yenagoa and parts of the state were also affected, though no life was lost.

The storm was characterized by strong winds that lasted almost thirty minutes.

The Acting General Manager of the station, Mrs. Pere Obobo described the incident as a monumental loss.

The Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Benson Agadaga who was among the early visitors to the station, gave an assurance that government would work towards fixing the damage at Radio Bayelsa.

Radio Bayelsa had on February 14 experienced large scale destruction by youths protesting the Supreme Court judgement which dislodged the All Progressives Congress candidate in the November 16, 2019 Governorship election, David Lyon.

On July 2 last year, a fire outbreak also destroyed equipment and parts of the station.

Cov/Alambo Datonye

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