by crossriverwatch admin
Cross River Broadcasting Corporation, the official broadcast medium of Cross River State has for the 4th time lost its anti –lightening equipment to thieves.
The multi -million Naira equipment which was located beside the power generating plant to protect the buildings and broadcast equipment from lightening was removed from its place on Thursday by unknown persons.
The removal of the equipment is causing fear amongst the staff especially the continuity department, news casters, DJs and Artistes who are regularly in the studio as Calabar is experiencing frequent torrential down pours with the attendant lightening and storms.
“We hope another one will be bought soon because anything can happen now with the anti-lightening equipment out” a continuity staff who prefers anonymity told CrossRiverWatch.
The theft which is apparently an act of sabotage is happening at a time when the General Manager of the station just last week received the best station award from Senator Imoke.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that the GM is making arrangements to purchase another one.
“This latest theft is the fourth time the equipment has been removed and government has had to help us buy another one every time it happens. We hope they will agree to oblige us funds for another one this time”. A senior staff of the station said
When our reporter visited the station, the GM was not available for comments.
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