Nigeria: Atiku's Radio Gotel Begins Transmission

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Radio Gotel, the radio station set up by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, in Yola, Adamawa State capital, has formally begun transmission. It began transmission shortly after the former vice president visited its premises along Mubi Road in the state capital and inspected its installations and equipment last week.

It has four big modern studios and is transmitting on a medium wave. The contractors handling the project however said no full programming has begun yet, as they are just putting on jingles and making announcements that the station is now on air.

Although no formal launching ceremony has yet taken place, a team of Action Congress (AC) officials from Rivers State arrived in Yola yesterday to witness the formal commencement of the radio's programmes. The team led by Chief Williams Igwe, representing the party's governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Princewill, said they were in the state to witness both the governorship re-run election and the launch of the radio station.

Daily Trust (Abuja) 24th April 2008