Nigeria: Gombe Approves N100 Million for Radio Station


Gombe State government has approved N 100 million for the construction of a broadcasting house for the Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria (FRCN) F. M station in the state capital.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Sa'adu Alkali while briefing newsmen shortly after a recent state executive council meeting.

According to the commissioner, the award of the contract is due to the agreement entered with FRCN last year which required relocation and construction of a new building to house the broadcasting station that would replace the already constructed Federal F.M station along Dukku road following its poor location.

Alkali further explained that it was after the construction of the F.M station by the management of FRCN that it was discovered that the building had become inaccessible due to massive erosion in the area which had made it impossible for the contractor handling the project to install the equipment needed for the take off of the station.

Similarly it was observed that the location of the radio house was far away from the town as such exposing both the staff to risk of either being or the equipment being vandalized by hoodlums. The contract is expected to be carried out within 16 weeks and thereafter handed over to the management of FRCN for the installation of necessary equipment.

Daily Trust