Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State has expressed readiness to compensate ace gospel singer and owner of Fresh FM , Yinka Ayefele, over the demolition of his Music House.
Ayefele’s Music House, which houses Fresh FM radio, was partially demolished on Sunday by officials of Oyo State Government.
After a meeting between Ajimobi, Ayefele and other key stakeholders in Oyo state, on Thursday, an official of Fresh FM said the Music House and government have agreed to sort out the issues.
“We agreed on a cessation of hostilities and harmonisation of grey areas on the building structure and compensation,” the official said. “New plan accommodating demolished structures and areas of infractions will be approved by the Governor within a week of completing the drawings.”
During the meeting at the government house, the governor advised the Musician to submit a new building plan that covers the additional part of the building (toilets, staff canteen and powerhouse).
It was decided that Aiyefele’s architect would work with the officials in the state government’s Department of Physical Planning to work out the modalities and the approval, while the fence of the building would be moved back a few metres.
The Governor was also said to have agreed to compensate Ayefele, although the figure is yet to be discussed by both parties.
“Ajimobi agreed to ensure financial compensation for Ayefele, with the terms of the recompense to be discussed at a later meeting between the Governor and the management of the station.”