Contrary to reports that are circulating online and which i also posted yesterday, that Ibadan based private radio station Splash FM has fire their best broadcaster Edmund Obilo, based on request of the Oyo State Governor.
The Ibadan based radio station has released press statement to denies reports that their best broadcaster as being sacked.
According to the reports claimed that Edmund Obilo, was sacked on the Oyo State Governor’s order being an agent of anti-corruption in the government. His recent controversial interview with Hon. Akeem Adeyemi and Hon. Kamil Akinlabi aired via one of his programs, Bull’s Eye, in which the interviewee addressed the paramount ruler of Oyo has a criminal, fraudster and murderer was said to have called for the sack letter.
Here is Official Statement from Splash FM Facebook Page.
We would like to thank our listeners for the support concerning the recent rumours that have been circulating.
We would first of all like to assure you that Edmund Obilo has NOT been sacked.
Due to the sensitivity of the matter touched on during the last edition of Bull’s Eye, the NBC has decided to conduct an investigation according to Section 0.2.1 of the Nigerian broadcasting code;
“Please note that the cardinal role of broadcasting to inform, educate and entertain shall not be at the expense of national interest, unity and cohesion. Therefore, no broadcast shall intentionally encourage or incite to crime, lead to public disorder, be repugnant to public feeling or contain an offensive reference to any person, alive or dead, or generally, be disrespectful to human dignity”
Pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation, the NBC has decided the programme Bulls Eye will be put on hold.
We thank you for your patience while the NBC conducts investigations and ask for your continued support.