The Wife of Ekiti Governor, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, has promised that the state government would continue to partner and cooperate with the media in the discharge of their duties for the benefit of the society.
The governor’s wife said this in Ado-Ekiti on Friday during the official inauguration of Fresh 106.9 FM, a private radio station owned by renowned gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele.
Adeleye-Fayemi noted that the new radio station was a welcome development, which came when the state government was making frantic efforts to attract more investments to the state.
According to her, 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 the promoter of the new station 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.
Earlier in his welcome address, Ayefele, Chairman of Fresh 106.9 FM, thanked the state government as well as the governor’s wife for their 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 that 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ayefele is also the owner of Fresh 105.9 FM radio in Ibadan.
Present at the occasion were Ekiti State Commissioners of Information and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua; Arts and Culture, Prof. Ojo Bakare; as well as the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Kayode Fayemi on Culture and Tourism, Wale Ojo-Lanre, among other dignitaries.