Popular gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele, yesterday, visited Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, over the partial demolition of his N800 million Music House, which houses Ayefele’s radio station, Fresh FM, Ibadan, for allegedly contravening the planning laws of the state.
The meeting, which started at 3:55 p.m. at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, lasted for 55 minutes, before the governor handed him over to a team of government officials who continued the meeting with Ayefele for another two and half hours.
Before Ajimobi left the meeting to attend to scores of traditional rulers, led by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, who came to felicitate with the governor on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Ayefele narrated how he obtained approval for the structure and how he responded to the correspondences from the government.
He, however, said he contacted prominent Nigerians when he received the demolition notice to help him appeal to the governor, in order to stop the demolition, adding that he regretted not coming to see the governor personally, instead of sending emissaries to him.
Ajimobi, in his address, told Ayefele that he did not have any personal issue either with him or Fresh FM, adding that the issue was between the government and the Music House for allegedly contravening the planning laws.
The governor, however, set up a committee to resolve the impasse.