Further to our circular of Saturday 23rd January, 2021 and the attendant protest by students on Sunday, 24th January, 2021, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin Univeristy, Akungba Akoko, Prof Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of Senate, has directed that the University be closed with immediate effect until further notice.
All students are therefore advised to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today, Sunday 24th January, 2021.
AAUA VC VISITS ACCIDENT SCENE, COMMISERATES WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS
The Ag. Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, has visited the scene of the accident that occurred last night in the community were many lives were lost.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, who got to the scene at exactly 8:45am, expressed displeasure at the incident.
Prof. Ige who commiserated with the families of victims, described the trailer accident as a tragedy on the part of host community; the Management of the University and the Nigerian Students at large.
He expressed displeasure while noting that some students were affected in the tragic incident, adding that colleagues of the deceased have been placated not to take law into their own hands.
His words: “Sadly, it is a tragedy to the Community and all Nigerian Students. It is painful some of our students were involved and sadly they lost their lives for coming to School to learn and to get themselves educated.
“The last one that happened, we had to constitute a Committee whose recommendations we have implemented”
“The committee recommended that roadside trading should be banned and the community market should be relocated and it was complied with”
While proffering a lasting solution to the incessant trailer accident, Prof. Ige said the hilly route of the community, near the Institution should be stepped down.
He also opined that heavy-duty trucks should be barred from plying the route.
He, however, urged the irate youths to eschew violence, saying assiduous efforts are being made to restore normalcy.
Among other dignitaries at the scene were: the Ondo State Commisioner for Agriculture; Otunba Gboyega Adefarati; the Acting Registrar; Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa; Chairman, Akoko South West, Hon. Augustine Oloruntegbe; the Senior Special Assistant to Ondo State Governor on Youth and Students Affairs, Hon. Muyiwa Ogunyemi
IRATE YOUTH RIOT IN AKUNGBA
Following the accident that claimed many lives last night in Akungba Akoko, a Govt delegation believed to be sent by the State Govenor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu were prevented from entering the community.
Part of the entourage includes the Chief of Staff, Mr Olugbenga Ale, the Pro-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Dr. Tunji Abayomi among others.
The fiece looking youths who were chanting songs demanding the appearance of the Governor stopped the delegation at Iwaro Juction, Akungba Akoko, stating that the Government has neglected the community as no efforts were made to curb incessant Accident.
Earlier, the Commisioner of Police in the State, Bolaji Salami, was allowed to enter the community with the vehicle conveying him only, while his securities parked and trekked.
In a bid to pave way for the dignitaries, the Son of soil and the Commisioner of Agriculture, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati, pleaded with the youths, but all was to no avail.