UNIZIK campus Radio 94.1fm receives new transmitter from VC, Prof Esimone

Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

The Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Professor Charles Okechukwu Esimone, FAS has donated a brand new digital OMB fm transmitter to the University’s campus radio, UNIZIK 94.1 FM.

The station had requested from the Vice-Chancellor to assist in replacing the badly damaged transmitter which has been in use since 2007.

The request came when the station went off-air in September sequel to break down of the 13 years old transmitter.

Presenting the Transmitter to the station, the Vice-Chancellor commended the staff for their resilience and professionalism in discharging their duties.

Describing the station as pivotal in the dissemination of the vision, mission, and achievements of Project200, Professor Esimone reiterated his commitment towards supporting the station towards attaining enviable heights.

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He expressed appreciation to the benefactor and friend of his, the Managing Director, Alifig International Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Iguh for wholly sponsoring the provision of this state-of-the-art broadcast equipment.

The University don urged the station to continue spurring for greatness.

Receiving the equipment, the visibly elated Director of UNIZIK 94.1fm, Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna, was full of appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor for the speedy assistance.

In her words, “The Vice-Chancellor has re-invigorated, rejuvenated, and empowered the University’s Radio Station (UNIZIK 94.1 FM). It would be recalled that the Station has been off-air for a while as a result of the total breakdown of its transmitter which had been in use continuously since 2007 when the station came into existence.

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“It did not surprise us that our VC is attracting such goodwill and financial support, given his growing credibility and the increasing popularity of his Project 200 (to make UNIZIK one of the first 200 universities globally).

“In my capacity as Director UNIZIK FM, and on behalf of the entire Team UNIZIK FM, I thank our dear VC for his abiding love for us and appreciate our benefactor, Ifeanyi Iguh for his uncommon support. May God bless
you both, and may our dear UNIZIK and its Radio Station grow from strength to strength”.

The HOD Mass Communication department, Associate Prof Chinwe Uzochukwu in a chat described the donation from Mr Ifeanyi Iguh as noble and called on other spirited individuals to partner the Vice Chancellor, Prof Charles Esimone in uplifting Unizik to become the institution of envy in committee of universities in Nigeria.

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