The management of Core TV news station on Sunday announced the temporary shutdown of the station due to flood that ravaged the community where the company is situated.
It was gathered that the community, Gardens Estate headquarters within the Isheri/Opic estates just off the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, where the station was located, Isheri, had been sacked by flood due to the Oya dam that was reportedly opened.
The Managing Director of the TV station, Olajide Adediran, in a statement, said the decision was to “safeguard the lives of its members of staff and the station’s multi million naira equipment from further damage.
He urged the Ogun state government and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the issue of release of water from the Oyan dam.
He assured that the station will return once the situation improves with the flood water expected to recede in the coming days.
While pledging the commitment of the management to lending its platform for advocacy in finding a lasting solution to the challenges posed by the issue, he added that “the issue of flooding in the Isheri estates where the headquarters of the station is located is one that requires the cooperation of all stakeholders”.