The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oyo State Council is highly disturbed by the demolition of the Music House of Fresh FM 105.9, Ibadan today by the Oyo State Government.
The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Union, Comrades Adewumi Faniran and Bola Ogunlayi says it is particularly worried that the exercise had to be carried out when the matter is before a court of competent Jurisdiction.
The Union expressed concern about what the Fate of Journalists and other Media workers of the establishment would be, not to mention the great loss that would bedevil the owner of the organization.
As the fourth estate of the realms and believers in the rule of law, Oyo State NUJ expected that the court would have been left to take a definite decision on the issue of demolition before it was carried out.
The Oyo State Council therefore calls on the Government to ensure that no matter what, it comes to the aid of Fresh FM which has been a pride of Ibadan in particular and Oyo State as a whole,by relocating them to another site and ensure smooth take off of their operations once again.Signed.
Adewumi Faniran-Chairman, Bola Ogunlayi – SECRETARY