By Our Correspondent
Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Kaduna has gone off air again barely a month it bounces back.
Checks revealed that the recent development was a consequence of power cut by the officials of the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KADECO).
Hotpen learnt that KADECO action was sequel to what a source close to the development described as outrageous energy bill owed by the main station in Kaduna, and Jaji transmitting station.
The source who do not want his name mentioned in the media explained that “KADECO forwarded a contentious bill of over three hundred million naira”, stressing that it is beyond the capacity of the station to offset.
A listener Farouk Ado Musa who spoke on the incidence described the development as “sad and unfortunate”.
Another listener, Isa Maida expressed concern that the North’s famous radio station is toeing the path of the defunct New Nigerian Newspaper.
According to him, FRCN Kaduna is one of the legacies of late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto and should not be allowed to collapse.
Another listerner, Umaru Bello Funtua said the disruption of the station operations especially at this time is becoming too much and called on authorities concerned to come to the aid of the station.
He said the station has contributed immensely to the socio economic development of not only the north but the country as a whole, through it’s various enlightening programs on issue of the country uniting and government policies and programs.
Apart from this they also appealed to northern state governments and the federal government to as a matter of urgency do the needful in supporting the station especially now that it will play a vital role in enlightening the citizens concerning fight against insecurity and religion extremism.