As part of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose’s promises towards community development in the state, the moribund Voice of Ekiti Amplitude Modulation (AM) station at Ifaki Ekiti will be turned to Frequency Modulation (FM) Station.
The station, which was established on September 26, 1979 ceased to function during the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The Governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Modupe Alade said support of the people of Ifaki-Ekiti during the last governorship election in the state was immense.
Dr. Alade added that the Governor’s directive for the inspection of the equipment was a demonstration of his commitment to the people of Ekiti, adding that within a limited time the project will commence.
She said the Voice of Ekiti AM Station, Ifaki stopped functioning during Fayemi’s led administration hence the need to revive the station as promised by Governor Fayose during his electioneering
campaign as requested by the people of Ifaki.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka said Governor Fayose has come to rebuild the state, stressing that despite the financial challenges facing the state, the Governor would strive to meet the demands of Ekiti people. Olayinka added that the damaged equipments would be replaced to meet the required standard and would be changed to a Frequency Modulation station.
The representatives of the Governor, which also included the Caretaker Chairman of Ido/Osi Local Government, Hon Deji Odutola also visited the BSES Staff quarters, which is in a deplorable state.
Earlier, the entourage had paid homage to the Olufaki of Ifaki, Oba Gabriel Agbaje, in his palace where the governor’s directive for the resuscitation of the radio station was communicated to the Olufaki-in-council and leaders of the town.
The Olufaki, thanked Governor Fayose for keeping to his electoral promises, assuring that; “Ifaki people will always support the governor because he is a man of his words.”