“Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, has told staff of a private radio station, Adaba 88.9 FM, in Akure, to ask their ‘oga’ to construct the road that leads to the station.
Akeredolu, apparently referring to Bola Tinubu, who allegedly owns the radio station, said the station management could use the influence of its owner to ensure that the road is repaired.
He spoke at the dinner and award night to mark the station’s 10th anniversary, held at Bash Event Centre, Akure, on Friday.
Adaba 88.9 FM is a subsidiary of TVC communications, which has headquarters in Lagos.
According to Akeredolu, there was a time the road to the station was “so bad” that the Ondo State Government had to intervene, by grading it to become motorable.
He said: “The moment everybody sees Television Continental (TVC) and Adaba FM, they all know who the parents are, but I will not say more than that.
So, if we have these two big organisations and we all know who their parents are, it could be a form of Corporate Social Responsibility if they can help them build their road.
“We are not seeing much here in Ondo State, but a lot is being done in many places. The road to TVC in Lagos was built by him. So, you can help us tell your Oga that this road is not too long for him to do in Ondo State. Or am I lying? No. It is not too long for him to construct.
“It would not even take weeks to complete it, because they have all the machinery in Lagos to do it and they will make the road a better one. So, what we can do, we would do; what we cannot do, we would not do. We have a lot of challenges.”
Akeredolu commended the radio station for changing the political atmosphere in the state, stating that “Adaba was a child of circumstance and from what we know, it has been a voice for the voiceless in the state. Adaba FM birthed what I would call private radio ownership in the state because I heard it is the first privately-owned radio station in Ondo State.”