Yinka Ayefele, Nigerian gospel musician, says God used Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state to wipe his sorrows away.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the governor on Tuesday, he described the governor as a listening father and good leader.
“I have come here with my management team to say a big `thank you’ to our father (Ajimobi), a good leader and someone who I will boldly describe as a good example to this generation for his large heart,” he said.
“God has wiped away my sorrow through you (governor). You have helped me personally in this matter, because I have been down emotionally since the partial demolition of the building. I have learnt lessons from the incident. Now, the building has become a better edifice.”
The Music House, which housed Ayefele’s Fresh FM, was partially destroyed in August 2018 by the Oyo state physical and urban development control in for contravening physical planning and urban development laws.
In his remarks, the governor commended Ayefele for agreeing to adhere to the guidelines provided by the government.
“We agreed on a damage control because laws had been broken already. It is gratifying that you came and agreed that you would comply with the laws,” Ajimobi said.
“I must say that you played a major role as a good citizen to ensure that government’s goals and objectives were protected.
“The Music House is no longer a death trap now. Those within the neighbourhood and commuters are no longer being obstructed from the traffic situation on adjoining roads.
“Those cursing me then, where are they now that we have corrected the contraventions?”
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