Inferno: NUJ BCOS Chapel Symphatizes With Corporation’s Management, Staff •Appeals To Oyo Govt On Renovation

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    The Executives and entire members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, BCOS Chapel, on Thursday, sympathised with the Board, Management and staff of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State on the unfortunate fire incident, which razed a section of the corporation’s studios at Ile Akede Orita Basorun, Ibadan, on Wednesday.

    The Association, in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan and signed by its Chairman, Dupe Fehintola, called on the Oyo State government, to come to the aid of the broadcasting in terms of renovation of the damaged building.

    Fehintola equally appealed to the government to of the day to kindly get replacement for the precious broadcast equipment and other items lost to the fire incident.

    She noted that although no life was lost to the incident, several transmitting equipment and facilities, which costs are yet to be determined, were destroyed while the unfortunate incident lasted.

    The Association commended the Management of the corporation for its prompt intervention in mobilizing members of staff and three fire services – Oyo State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service and the Nigerian Air Force to arrest and prevent the rampaging inferno from spreading to the other parts of the Corporation’s building.

    “We also appreciate the solidarity received from the Oyo state chapter of our noble union, N.U.J. led by Comrade Ademola Babalola who rushed to our station while the rescue efforts were on, veteran journalists and broadcasters and our colleagues from other media establishments who stood by us through personal visits, phone calls and messages.

    “We use this opportunity to call on the Oyo State government under the able leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde to come to the aid of our broadcasting outfit to renovate the damaged building and replace the precious broadcast equipment and other items lost to the fire incident.

    “We stand solidly behind the Board and management at this trying period,” Fehintola said in the statement.

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