The electronic media platforms owned by the family of Ben Murray-Bruce, the senator representing Bayelsa East at the National Assembly, went off air, Thursday after officials of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) sealed off the company’s premises in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.
According to AMCO, the Silverbird Group had defaulted in the repayment of an estimated N11 billion loan.
A statement by the management of the Silverbird Group, Friday, announced that its radio and TV stations had resumed operation.
“The management of Silverbird Communications Ltd, owners of Rhythm Fm and Silverbird TV sincerely apologise to its numerous viewers, listeners and online subscribers over the disruption of our operations across television, radio and online media,” the statement read.
“This was due to a situation beyond our control. However, we are pleased to inform you that we are back on air on radio, television and on our online platform.
“We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
“We remain committed to the provision of quality infotainment and premium service across our platforms.”
On his part, Senator Murray-Bruce brushed aside the setback as he experssed optimism of better days ahead for the Silverbird Group.
“Those celebrating my downfall celebrated too soon! This is not so much a setback as it is a setfront. Don’t give up on Nigeria. Don’t give up on yourself. We, as Nigerians, are tougher than our challenges,” Senator Murray-Bruce, said via his social media account .