Daar Communications PLC, owners of AIT and RayPower Radio networks has commenced work on a new station for Akwa Ibom which when completed would become the 25th station set up by the media company.
The new station situated in Midim in Abak local government area of the state is located in the premises of the abandoned AM station of the state owned broadcasting service, AKBC.
At the ground breaking ceremony for the new station on Tuesday, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State charged media organisations in the country to strive to promote more of what would sustain the unity of the country by upholding the ethics of their profession.
Emmanuel said that the media should strive to protect the sanctity of democratic tenets by celebrating what is glorious in the struggle to reduce poverty and build a viable state and country.
The Governor congratulated the Chairman, Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi Jnr. for the bold initiative of investing in the broadcast industry in Nigeria and the choice of Akwa Ibom State for the citing of its broadcast station.
He charged the organization to break the news and not the society and assured it of the state government’s preparedness to partner with them in the building of a greater Akwa Ibom.
State Commissioner for Information Mr. Aniekan Umana described the event as one of the ways of realizing the industrialization vision of the present administration to create wealth, encourage foreign direct investment as well as enrich the development content of the society.
Umana explained that the premises was earlier occupied by the Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation AM station and expressed appreciation to the government for approving the citing of the AIT Station at Abak.