Governor Ajimobi To Shut Down 22 Private Radio Stations in Ibadan

Governor Ajimobi

The Governor of  Oyo State government, Abiola Ajimobi-led  has disclosed that no fewer than 22 private radio stations that are operating without approved building plans in Ibadan, the state capital would soon be shut down.
This was made known by the Director General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control of the state, Alhaji Waheed Gbadamosi while addressing a press conference at the film theatre of the state ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Tuesday.
Gbadamosi frowned at the inability of the media houses to get approval from the appropriate agencies in the state, added that the case has been brought to the attention of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), for necessary actions.
 He said “over 22 radio stations don’t have approved building plans. They are more than 22 of them. They don’t have building plans. Most of them turned residential buildings into commercial ventures.”

He said the need to take legal action and exercise patience before the closure was necessary so as not to see the close as a political tool in waging war against the media in the state.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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