Lightening Destroys FRCN Transformer


The 300 KVA power transformer supplying electricity to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Precious FM, Lafia, has been destroyed by lightening.

The Head of News Department in the station, Malam Suleiman Tanko, said in Lafia that the incident which occurred on Tuesday night, also destroyed cables and the aviation light.

The Tide source reports that the station presently runs solely on generating set for its operations.

Tanko said the entire station would have been burnt if there was power at the time of the lightening.

He said the station, which runs for 12 hours daily, now runs skeletal service pending the repair or replacement of the transformer.

He said the station had to reduce its broadcast hours given the high cost of diesel and the capacity of its power generating set.