The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oyo State Council, on Sunday frowned at the demolition of the Music House of Fresh FM 105.9, Ibadan, by the Oyo State Government.
The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Union, Comrades Adewumi Faniran and Bola Ogunlayi expressed worry that the exercise had to be carried out when the matter was before a court of competent jurisdiction.
The Union expressed concern over the fate of journalists and other workers of the establishment as well as the great loss that would be borne by the owner of the organization.
The statement reads in part:
“As the fourth estate of the realm and believers in the rule of law, Oyo State NUJ expected that the court would have been left to take a definite decision on the issue of demolition before it was carried out.
The Oyo State Council therefore calls on the Government to ensure that no matter what, it comes to the aid of Fresh FM which has been a pride of Ibadan in particular and Oyo State as a whole, by relocating them to another site and ensure a smooth take off of their operations”.