Following the public outcry and condemnation which followed the demolishing of popular gospel singer,Yinka Ayefele’s radio station, the Oyo state government has released a statement defending it’s actions.
According to the statement released by the Special Adviser, Physical Planning and Development Control to the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, Waheed Gbadamosi, the Oyo State Government gave ample opportunity for Music House to regularize its null and void building plan but the management of the organization did not deem it fit to obey the laws of the land.
The Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Physical Planning and Development Control, who heads the Physical Planning Unit of the government, Tpl. Waheed Gbadamosi explained that during the joint inspection visit to the organization by the Oyo State Government officials and Music house officials, it was discovered that the building size measured 29.7m by 21.6m on ground as against the 11.925m by 10.20m in the survey plan/building plan submitted by Music House which means a gross overshooting of the allocated size approved with serious legitimacy implications.
He said that it was established during the visit that the building encroached into the sight distance of the Y junction along Lagelu Estate, stressing that a canteen, toilets, store and power house which were not in the plan submitted are attached to the wall fence.
The Special Adviser noted that the Mast erected and staircase on site were not included in the plan submitted, noting that the basement of the plan which was meant for car park has also been converted.
Gbadamosi said that a letter was sent to Music house on 29th of June, 2018 to submit a fresh building plan application that will reflect the existing structures on site and regularize the anomalies, noting that radio house deliberately ignored the letter as there was no response from their end till demolition notices were then sent on August 13, 2018 based on the earlier request for the submission of AS – Built Plan for approval.