Gov. Ododo’s Media Adviser Condemns Attack On Akoni TV




The Special Adviser on Media to Kogi State Governor, Ismaila Isah has sympathized with Deborah Agbonika, Chief Executive Officer of an online television channel in the state, Akoni TV, over the robbery attack and vandalisation of the Online Television Studio in Lokoja.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja, the Special Adviser to Governor Ododo condemned the act in its entirety, describing it as an affront on journalism in the state.

He urged the management of the online TV channel not to be deterred by the incident as it is only a set back and not fall which is incapable of retarding its effort to disseminate factual and timely information to its audience and teeming followers of the channel within and outside the state

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While calling on security agencies to investigate the attack and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice, the Special Adviser on Media reiterated that the administration Governor Ododo would not condone criminal elements and their nefarious activities especially where it tramples on the symbol of freedom of expression any where in the state.

Ismaila assured that the organization would be given needed support to ameliorate immediate challenges faced as a result of the robbery and damage to its facilities.

Some yet to be identified persons were said to have infiltrated the property of Akoni TV by 200 unit housing estate junction in Lokoja on Sunday night, vandalized the studio and carted away equipment worth millions of Naira.

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