On Tuesday, the Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu commissioned a 1.5MVA Injection Sub-Station which was installed by the administration for the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State (BCA).
While commissioning the project, Governor Ikpeazu described power as the live wire of a broadcast station.
Governor Ikpeazu further thanked the BCA management for its great job in passing across information, commending them for supporting the move by the Abia State Government to teach Abia school children through the radio classroom programme.
He also urged the BCA management and the host community to protect and nurture the sub-station to serve them better.
Governor Ikpeazu also epressed joy that what seemed a mirage 30 years ago has now become a reality.
Speaking at the event, the Director-General of BCA, Sir Anyaso Anyaso, described the commissioning as historic, adding that the significance of the project is indeed enormous.
He noted that power is essential to the survival of ventures such as theirs, especially at a time like this when the resources of states and the nation have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Director-General informed that for almost 30 years of its existence, the station has been running on diesel and expressed gratitude for the rare feat achieved by Governor Ikpeazu, adding that it will go a long way in sustaining the station despite limited resources.
Sir Anyaso said the station has since recovered lost hours during the day and extended broadcast time to 12 midnight daily disclosing that what the Governor has done is like a life insurance policy that would certainly herald the reemergence of a broadcast industry giant, the station born to lead and set it on the path to attaining its true potential.
He added that the station has launched an online App that will enable people outside its coverage area to listen to its broadcast.