January, 12 2024.
It was a momentous day in Oyo State as His Excellency, Governor Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde officially commissioned Omoluabi 87.7 FM Radio Station in Ibadan, on Thursday afternoon.
The radio station is the brainchild of Chief Sunday Dare CON FNIS, a veteran journalist with a remarkable 30-year career spanning prints, television, and radio broadcasting. Omoluabi 87.7 FM, also known as 'The Voice of Integrity,' represents a significant addition to Oyo State.
In his congratulatory message, Governor Makinde expressed his support for this groundbreaking initiative, emphasizing its importance for the growth and development of Oyo State. He stated, "I'm glad to be here, to support my brother. It's all about Oyo State. We'll continue to create the right atmosphere for the state to grow."
Governor Makinde acknowledged the heavy investment made by Chief Sunday Dare and pledged additional support, including the installation of solar lights in the vicinity and an extension of the patrol network by the security outfit of Amotekun.
Chief Sunday Dare highlighted the significance of the event as the realization of his commitment to investing in the media sector, particularly in radio. He emphasized that the choice of Ibadan as the headquarters is aimed at directing attention and socio-economic benefits to Oyo State.
During the event, the former Minister of Youth and Sports Development expressed gratitude to Governor Makinde for supporting the Presidential candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He also thanked the Governor for taking the time to commission the radio station.
The ceremony witnessed the presence of dignitaries from various sectors, including government officials, senators, former First Lady of Oyo State, Chief Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, and other distinguished guests.
The inaugural event was attended by a distinguished array of personalities, including the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, the Head of Service, Mrs. Olubunmi Oni, and the immediate past Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Chief Sunday Dare, along with his wife Yeye Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland, Yeye Kemi Dare, Miss Tobi Dare. Other notable figures include Honourable Commissioner of Information and Civic Orientation Prince Dotun Oyelade, Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters Hon. Segun Olyiwola, Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Senator Abdulfatai Omotayo Buhari, Senator Representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Akintunde Yunus, Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District Senator Sharafadeen Alli, former Deputy Governor of Oyo State Chief Adeyemo Alake.
The event also saw the presence of the former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adeyemo Alake, former First Lady, Chief Mrs. Florence Ajimobi (represented by former SSG Mrs. Bolanle Allí), former Speakers of Oyo State House of Assembly Chief Akin Onigbinde SAN and Hon. Asimiyu Alarape, and other prominent figures graced the occasion include former SAA Diaspora to Osun State Governor Mrs. Titilọpẹ Ajayi, former Executive Media Aide to the Minister of youth and Sports Development Kola Daniel, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of youth and Sports development Arc Biodun Owoborode, CEO of Afrikings home and property Mr. Kingsley Awodi, former National Deputy Youth Leader Hon. Afeez Bolaji Rẹpẹtẹ, former ALGON Chairman Hon. Abass Alesinloye, Dr. Ayandele Eruobodo, director of finance Ministry of sports Development Mr. Olusegun Olufeyinti, Alhaji Bashir Akatapa, former Special Adviser to Governor Bisi Akande Mr. Ayo Afolabi, NYSC Oyo State Coordinator Comrade Odoba Abel Oche, represented by Mr Kayode Folayan, CEO of ICE Cream University Mr Tunji Olaniyi, former Vice Chairman of Ogbomoso Central Chief Olawale Ademola Agba Demo and other former Local Government Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of Oyo State.
Omoluabi 87.7 FM Radio Station looks forward to serving the community with integrity and dedication, providing a platform for informed discourse, entertainment, and community building.