Members of staff of Yinka Ayefele’s radio station, Fresh FM, and fans of the gospel artiste on Thursday protested against the planned demolition of the radio station by the Oyo State Government over alleged contravention of the state physical planning law.
The building housing the radio station was served a removal notice by the state government while the owner was given three days to comply with the directive.
“The government added that if Ayefele failed, the government would pull down the building, which has four studios for radio broadcasting and music recording and valued at over N800m.
The ultimatum was said to have expired on Wednesday.
The Director, Yinka Ayefele Nigeria Limited, Mr David Ajiboye, told journalists on Thursday that a court injunction had been obtained by Ayefele’s counsel restraining the government from carrying out the demolition.
The staff members and other sympathisers gathered in front of the radio station on Thursday with placards in anticipation that agents of the government would come with bulldozers to bring down the building.
Ayefele, in a statement, said necessary building permits were obtained from the government for the construction of the building, calling on the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, to stop misleading the public over the reasons for the proposed demolition.