Yesterday, the Oyo State government led by Abiola Ajimobi
demolished Yinka Ayefele’s radio house in Ibadan.
The demolition has been met with strong criticisms from Nigerians
including Senator Ben Bruce who said, ‘If Yinka Ayefele had built
that radio station in England or America, he would have received an
award. He built it in Nigeria to provide jobs and he received
bulldozers instead. Yet we say we want investors’.
2019 presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar also wrote, ‘the reports
of the demolition of a radio station in Oyo fills me with a deep
sadness. Press freedom is sacrosanct. It’s equally saddening that at
a time when jobs are badly needed, a radio station which was
providing jobs is needlessly demolished’.