Ibadan-based radio station, Inspiration 100.5 FM has admitted that the religion of Islam was denigrated on one of its Yoruba-Christian programme titled Olufe Otito.
The presenter of the programme had recently made derogatory remarks about muslims’ Eid-el-Kabir festival of sacrifice.
In a press statement made available to the public, the General Manager of the station, Mrs Olufunmilayo Olasogbo, described the action of the presenter of the programme as an irresponsible one.
“I write on behalf of Inspiration FM to officially tender our sincere apology for the irresponsible behaviour of the presenter of Olufe Otito.
“It came as a shock that he (the presenter) would do such (denigrate Islamic festival) on a live programme on our Station,”the GM wrote.
She also revealed that the programme had been suspended.
The statement of the GM was in reaction to an order by the National Broadcating Corporation, NBC, that the station should give its own side of the story and why sanction shouldn’t be meted on it.
This order was based on a petition by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, MMPN, Oyo State Chapter to the NBC, calling for the sanction of the radio station for its attack on Islam.