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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Ajimobi advises media on peace, security

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Tuesday called on media proprietors in the country to ensure dissemination of positive news in order to promote security and peace among Nigerians.

The governor made the appeal during the official opening ofLagelu 96.3 FMin Ibadan, stressing that the growth of industries in the state was the direct effect of peace that had been reigning in the state since he took over as the governor more than four years ago.
Among those who witnessed the opening of the radio station which was established by the West Midlands Communications Limited are the chairman of the company, High Chief Adebayo Akande, and his wife, Onikepo; the Chairman of Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre, Dr. Lekan Are; and his wife, Olabisi; Mogaji Olayinka Ogunsola; Otunba Iyabo Alabi; Aare Alasa of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Alabi; and Bashorun of Ibadanland, Kola Daisi.
Others are the Zonal Director of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, Pauline Ehusan; a former governor of Oyo State, Omololu Olunloyo; the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Akin Oke; and Director, Yoruba Language Centre, University of Ibadan, Kola Owolabi, who was the chairman of the occasion.
While praising Akande for establishing the station andSplash FMin Ibadan, Ajimobi called on Ibadan indigenes and other industrialists to take advantage of the stable security situation in the state and the nearness of the town to Lagos, the nation’s commercial centre, to expand their business empire.
The governor said, “The effort of Chief Akande in establishing his two radio stations in Ibadan is commendable and I call on other industrialists to emulate him by taking advantage of the economic advantage that now exists in the state. Indeed, we have more companies springing up in Ibadan because of this administration’s effort to enforce peace.
“I have complained many times that I was harshly criticised by presenters onSplash FMwhich also belonged to Chief Akande. But each time I complained to him, he would tell me to calm down because criticism did not mean hate but a way of calling the government attention to what should be done.”

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