The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has called on workers of Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Warri, to put their professional expertise to good use and ensure that the radio and television stations are on air always.
Mr. Ukah made the call on Wednesday when he visited the station to ascertain the reason why the television arm had been off air for a while.
The Information Commissioner, who was conducted on a tour round the facility by the General Manager, Mr. Tunde Omonode, and the station’s Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Samuel Oboyo, directed that additional protective measures be put in place for the equipments.
He was assured by the GM that the micro wave link which was damaged by a thunder storm recently would soon be repaired so that the television arm of the station could come on air again.
Also that same day, the Commissioner for Information visited Crown 89.9 FM and Kpoko 100.5 FM, both in Warri, where he thanked the management and staff of the station for their role in enlightening the people within its coverage area about government’s activities.
Mr. Ukah, who was taken on live interview programmes in both stations, assured Deltans that better days are ahead for them as the government of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa is absolutely determined to bring prosperity to all Deltans.
Earlier, the Managing Director of Crown 89.9 FM and Kpoko100.5 FM, Warri, Mr. Benedict Okotie-Eboh, expressed surprise over the unscheduled visit and thanked the the Commissioner for the initiative.
Mr. Okotie-Eboh called for more collaboration between the two stations and the state government in bringing information about the activities of government to the people in the grassroot, just as he appealed for patronage from the state government.