By Suoyo Ekubo
The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, commissioned new media complex in Honour of the Iconic Bayelsa-born frontline journalist and nationalist, Ernest Ikoli yesterday February 14.
The newly constructed media complex which consist of over 248 offices, library, conference hall, six studios, ICT center, printing press and a restaurant, will house all the three state-owned media outfits- Radio Bayelsa, Niger Delta Television and the New Waves Newspapers.
Governor Diri while speaking at the inauguration of the Ernest Ikoli media complex assured that work has commenced on the second phase of the job, which has to do with the automated broadcast and printing equipment.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu, who commissioned the edifice said media remain a critical part of democracy and commended the Governor for honouring the media icon, Ikoli, who was part of the movement for Nigeria’s independence.