By Timi Black, WARRI
The Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives , Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP has expressed huge shock over the fire disaster that razed down the entire building and equipment of Rise FM 106.7 Warri, Delta State.
Chief Ereyitomi, Deputy Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in his solidarity message during a visit to the radio station , Monday October 18, to the Management and Staff of Rize FM 106.7, Warri, expressed his deep concern to the Radio Station and its listeners over the unfortunate set back they might have experienced, saying it shall be overcome within a short while.
The Warri National Assembly member described the incident as unfortunate, he advised for usage of standard quality materials in putting the station back on air as it will go along way in avoiding easy electrical fire scenario , adding that he would provide support to put the establishment back in place.
While encouraging the owner of the broadcast house, PST. Tony Mene Akpata and its Board, Hon. Ereyitomi pointed out that Rize FM is the first indigenous radio station founded and built in Warri under Warri Federal constituency, stating that it was something to look into critically in order to make its operation functional in the shortest interval.
Rep Ereyitomi, stressed the need for all to rally round the establishment for support
He called on well meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the first notable Warri indigenous radio station in town in order for the broadcast house to bounce back with more better and stronger modern state of the art digital transmitting equipment.
However, Rize FM Head of Station Laju Awala on behalf of the Management and staff of broadcasting station commended Chief Ereyitomi for the show of solidarity and support, promising that the FM would be back stronger and better in no distance time.