YESTERDAY, the Oyo State government led by Abiola Ajimobi demolished a property owned by popular gospel singer Yinka Ayefele 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’.
The singer in an Instagram post following the demolition in the early hours of Sunday, August 19, shared photos of the destroyed property with the caption, “Oyo state government did at last…my pain, my sweat..so help me God”