Wike issues AIT quit notice, orders media house to vacate premises in 48-hours
Barring any last-minute change, the Governor Nyesom Wike-led government of Rivers State will demolish the transmission station of the African Independent Television/Ray Power in Ozuoba, outskirts of Port Harcourt.
This followed the State Government’s 48-hour notice to Daar Communications, owners of the African Independent Television and Ray Power to remove its property on the right of way of its proposed housing project in the GRA Phase 5 axis of Port Harcourt.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Mrs Ebere Dennis-Emenike, issued the notice in a letter which simply carries ‘To whom it may concern’ and obtained by our correspondent.
The letter which was dated March 20, 2023, is titled ‘Proposed GRA phase 5 Ozuoba, Port Harcourt demolition notice’
It reads, “Following the imminent commencement of the above project, all structure (s) impacting on the Right-of-way of the project have been earmarked for demolition including your own.
Consequently, you are by this notice requested to remove such structure (s) within forty-eight (48) hours to allow for speedy progress of work.”
The transmission station has been a subject of dispute between the state government and Daar Communications Plc.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union of Journalists has called on the state government to shelve its plan to demolition the transmission station of Daar Communications Plc.