Yinka Ayefele Reacts To Demolition Of His Oyo Radio Station
The popular radio station in Ibadan, which is owned by Nigerian singer Yinka Ayefele, received a demolition notice from Oyo state authorities.
The government on Monday, August 13, gave the station three days to vacate the building and remove the structure, or risk having it destroyed.
According to the notice, the building will be demolished today, Thursday, August 16,2018.
In a statement signed by Ayefele, the radio station questioned the state governments' intent and motive.
"The management of music House, on Monday received the news of the demolition notice with mixed feelings.
"Although, we are not really shocked because series of letters coming from State government to both management of the building and Fresh Fm, the tenant of the building have already pointed to an obvious fact that the state government is really up to something evil," the statement read.
David Ajiboye, the station's Director of Corporate Affairs, in an interview said the recent notice isn't the first they have received.
On October 2012, the government of Oyo State under Governor Abiola Ajimobi, threatened to demolish the building to allow for the expansion of the road into a dual carriage way.
According to Ajiboye, the demolition was issued because "the staff canteen, a spiral staircase, the radio station’s mast and the fence were not in the approved plan.
He however insists that an approval was gotten for every work that has gone into the building, and that the recent move is politically motivated.
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