Posted by Timilehin Omilana | 15 November 2018 | 1,724 times
The Oyo State government has begun the arrangements for the reconstruction of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House, which was demolished in the early hours of Sunday, August 19, 2018.
Fresh FM’s head of news, Samson Akindele, in an interview with Bounce News said the state government is fulfilling its promise to rebuild the property.
“Just about two weeks ago, after all the meetings and agreements, the ministry of works in Oyo state through the office of the permanent secretary and the commissioner came in to start fulfilling the promise the governor made that indeed the partial demolition was an activity done in error,” Akindele said.
He also confirmed that the Radio station will be ready before December to host its annual Christmas events.
Ajimobi had during the 90th birthday celebration of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, pledged to reconstruct the partially demolished building and also provide necessary logistics.
“I want to say that the imbroglio between the state government and Yinka Ayefele over the demolition of his Music House has been resolved. And I pledge the government’s commitment to assist him,” Ajimobi said.
The demolition attracted a lot of media outcry and the condemnation from the masses.
While Radio station alleged that the demolition was politically motivated, the state government said the building was demolished because the staff canteen, a spiral staircase, the mast and the fence were not in the approved plan.
•Sourced from The Guardian report
•Cross section of sympathizers during the demolition of the MUSIC HOUSE, a building belonging to popular Juju musician, Yinka Ayefele which houses Fresh FM Station along Challenge-Toll Gate Express Way in Ibadan.
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