The executive director appealed to Nigerians to donate to the rebuilding fund tagged ‘Save Breeze 99.9 FM Rebuilding Fund’.
The Executive Director of the privately-owned station, Mr Nawani Aboki, made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Thursday.
NAN reports that the station was demolished by the Nasarawa State Government on May 20 over alleged violation of land approval laws and constitution of health hazards to residents living near it.
Aboki said that the decision to seek a rebuilding/appeal fund for the station was made after an inventory was taken on the broadcast equipment affected by the demolition.
He said that it cost about N61 million to build the station.
The executive director appealed to Nigerians to donate to the rebuilding fund tagged ‘Save Breeze 99.9 FM Rebuilding Fund’, through a Diamond savings account number 0091236101.
“I want to thank all those who are working tirelessly to funds for the rebuilding of Breeze 99.9 FM."
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians to come to our aid by contributing the little they have to save the station."
“The worth of the structure has not been quantified; we are not talking of the shock suffered by the management and staff of the station."
“‘We lost equipment worth N61 million to the bulldozers. However, if we start from somewhere, we can achieve something,’’ he told NAN.
Aboki said that no amount was too small to donate.
“With the support of Nigerians, we can overcome. We are also soliciting support for land and buildings,” he said.
The executive director also said that the management had petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) to take a decisive action over the role played by some policemen during the demolition.
“The role the police played that day is questionable. They came along with the bulldozers and started firing in the air and spraying teargas,’’ he claimed.