The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has asked Daar Communication, the owner of AIT/Raypower television and radio stations, to vacate the building they occupy in the next 48 hours.
In a notice to quit signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry of works in the state, Ebere Dennis Emenike, the facility is marked for demolition in 48hrs time.
According to the notice, the building of the media outlet in the Ozuoba area of Port Harcourt, the state capital, is marked for demolition in 48 hours.
The content of the notice reads in part: “Consequently, you are by this notice requested to remove Structures within 48 hours to allow for speedy progress of work”.
However, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Rivers state chapter, has pleaded on behalf of the media outlet with the state government to drop its plan to demolish the structure housing the AIT/Raypower media facilities.
The union’s appeal is contained in a joint statement jointly signed by the NUJ chairman and secretary in the state, Stanley Job Stanley and Ike Wigodo.