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Why We’re Helping Yinka Ayefele With Rebuilding Music House- Oyo Govt


The Oyo state government has explained why it is now playing a role in the rebuilding process of Yinka Ayefele’s music house. The Oyo state government partially demolished the building earlier this year citing that it was in contravening some state building codes. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, the government explained that it was now involving itself in the rebuilding process because Ayefele accepted his contravention and agreed to make the renovation keep in line with state building codes. The statement also added that Ayefele along with many stakeholders had appealed to Governor Ajimobi and the governor had relented. The statement reads in part: “There is also the recession of the current façade on the frontage of the building by 2.9m. The new fence will be grill fence to ensure visibility, while a staircase will be built at the basement to access the studio. “The structural elements in the building will also be strengthened, while the two projections at both ends (stair halls) of the current frontage will be retained. “Following Mr Ayefele’s admittance of breach of procedures in the construction of the building and his subsequent apologies, as well as intervention of well-meaning members of the public, the governor agreed to temper justice with mercy. “The governor’s approval on the reconciliation of the issue was communicated to  Ayefele on October 19, 2018, where he also approved the assistance on the reconciliation agreed upon on compassionate grounds, as he earlier promised publicly.” The statement added: “It is necessary to put it on records that the governor or the state government was not out to witch-hunt the popular musician or anybody, but had acted to safeguard members of the public who daily ply the roads contiguous to the Music House.”]]>


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