Fire Guts Radio Nigeria Station In Osun
In a continuation of what now looks like a season of fire in the country, fire has gutted Radio Nigeria's Gold Fm in Ilesa, Osun state.
The fire, according to sources, started at about 5pm on Saturday and destroyed equipment worth millions of Naira.
An eye witness said that, it took the intervention of men of the Osun State Fire Service in Ilesa to put out the fire after about an hour.
Places affected in the inferno are the live and recording studios, engineering, programmes, marketing, accounts and administration departments.
An announcer who was on duty at the time of the incident, Ronke Olaitan, said the cause of the fire could not be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Gold FM, Mr Isaac Haastrup, said it was an unfortunate incident.
One of the early callers to the scene, Wale Bolorunduro, a former commissioner for finance in the state described the inferno as a big hit on community information dissemination in Nigeria urging the state and federal government to come to the aid of Radio Nigeria in restoring the station back to its feet.
The General Manager, Alabama T.A. Imam was visibly too shocked to answer journalists' questions.
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