By Oluwakemi Ishola
A gospel music maestro and Chairman of Fresh FM Ibadan, Dr. Yinka Ayefele has officially commissioned Ado-Ekiti based Fresh 106.9hz.
The historical event was attended by the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Mrs. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi; Barrister Wale Ojo-Lanre (Senior Special Adviser to Governor Fayemi on Tourism Development); Mr. Ademola Babalola-led Oyo State Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and among other stakeholders.
Mrs. Fayemi, in her speech, promised that Ekiti state government would continue to partner and cooperate with the media in the discharge of their duties for the benefit of the society.
According to her, “the new radio station is a welcome development which came when the state government was making frantic efforts to attract more investments to the state.”
“Media organisations in any clime are instruments for the advancement of good governance and democracy as the new outfit will enhance greater awareness, cooperation and participation of the citizens in government’s activities and programmes”
She commended Dr. Ayefele for his vision in establishing the outfit in Ado-Ekiti, adding that democracy could only thrive with vibrant media and communication establishments.
The governor’s wife urged the new radio station to promote issues and values that would engender development, social justice, security as well as peace and unity in the state and the nation at large.
Yinka Ayefele thanked Mrs. Fayemi and Governor Fayemi-led administration for show of solidarity and support towards the fulfillment of his dream to contribute in the socio economic development of the society through the media.
He pointed out the project was in keeping with the vision of the state government to woo investors and collaborate with the private sector to promote economic advancement.