By Uchenna Odo
The management of Ozisa FM, Owerri, Imo State, Monday, debunked the news making the rounds that the station was shut down by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
It also denied any links with the Catholic Church, except that the station ‘is situated in the Cathedral on a leased property’.
It was reported that the station was shut down for reporting comprehensive news about the 14 Imo youths allegedly killed on 17 July, 2022 by the local security outfit, Ebubeagu.
Its management stated that, “Ozisa FM was temporary suspended, not shut down. The matter is being handled by the appropriate authorities. We appreciate the understanding of the NBC.”
The management further denied any links with the Catholic Church. It said, “The station does not belong to the Catholic Diocese of Owerri, but belongs to the Ozisa Foundation for Peace and Social Development; it is situated inside the Catholic Cathedral in Owerri but on a leased property.
“We therefore discourage all speculations and inciting statements. The Ozisa FM will continue to offer a platform where people will contribute their quotas to the development of human beings and society at large.”