Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, on Thursday, August 23, met behind closed door with Yinka Ayefele days after the government demolished his Music House in Ibadan, the capital of the state. He also set up a committee to resolve the impasse over the demolition of the building.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajimobi set up the committee at a reconciliatory meeting with the popular musician in his office.
Ayefele in company with some of his workers had arrived at the Governor’s Office at about 11.30 am.
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The report quoted the governor as saying the demolition exercise was neither a witch-hunt nor politically motivated, insisting it was due to contravention of the state’s property laws.
Ajimobi reportedly described Ayefele as a good man and a responsible citizen, stressing that the next step was to find a compassionate means of resolving the issue.
He further urged Ayefele to ensure that his radio station embraced ethical reportage of the issue.
The report added that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who was at the governor’s office in company with some monarchs, also pleaded with the governor to resolve the impasse.
Earlier, Ayefele had stated that his office responded to all letters forwarded to it by the state government.
He expressed regrets at not being able to see the governor, adding that the emissaries he sent failed to deliver his messages.
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Ayefele stated that he remains a law-abiding citizen who is ready to comply with the regulations of the state government.
The report said that the committee, comprising of government official and some workers of Fresh FM station, including Ayefele, had since commenced the resolution process.
The meeting, which lasted hours, was later adjourned for another day.
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