By Chux Odoh
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has condemned the Oyo State Government’s demolition of the office complex of Fresh FM, Ibadan belonging to popular gospel musician Yinka Ayefele.
The Director-General of the commission, Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu made his position known while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He described the action as a worrisome development which did not speak well of the state government.
Modibo-Kawu said: “The development is worrisome because for all it is worth, the broadcast outfits are playing a big role in reducing unemployment, especially in this situation where many young Nigerians are idle. They also play social, informational, educational and entertaining roles in the society. Such development does not speak well of the government and has a negative effect on the nation, especially at a point when more broadcasting outfits are influencing the social space in the country. In this case particularly, there are so many issues that can be weaved up negatively by people. We hope that as we move forward, we will be able to find a solution to the situation”.
The director-general said when the NBC got wind of the demolition, he made efforts to contact some persons in the state. He said he could, however, not stop it. The NBC boss promised to set up a meeting with the state government on finding a way forward on the issue.