Ayefele Fresh FM Demolition: BON Makes Demands From Oyo Govt
More support is coming to Yinka Ayefele's Fresh FM that was demolished by the government of Oyo State few days ago.
The latest support is coming from the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), and the body is making demands from the Oyo State government.
First, the national body condemned the demolition of Fresh FM105.9 by the government of Abiola Ajimobi and then highlighted that the pulling down of the building had thrown journalists into the job market.
It expressed worries that the demolition occurred notwithstanding the fact that a case of alleged breach of the Oyo State Town Planning was before a court of competent jurisdiction.
In a statement, the Chairman of the organisation, Mr John Momoh, said BON, as an umbrella body of broadcast stations in Nigeria, "finds this action not only oppressive and high handed but a demonstration of flagrant muzzling of the media and press freedom which must be condemned by all civilised minds".
"We ask the media in Nigeria, our international counterparts and all people of goodwill to stand and condemn the action of the government of Oyo State.
"BON stands with the Management and staff of Fresh FM and will support the proprietor of the station, Mr Yinka Ayefele, in demanding compensation from the State Government through any legitimate means necessary.
"The era of reckless assault on the media, especially by a democratically elected government is over and must be resisted wherever it rears its head," the statement read.
BON's statement came after a lawmaker in the state pledged 100,000 Naira support for the FM demolished on Sunday morning.
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