OAU Students Lament Scarcity Of Water

By Sodiq Lawal

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, have bemoaned scarcity of water that has rocked the institution since three days ago.

In an exclusive interview with our correspondent on Friday, students in their hundreds blamed the school management and lamented that taps in the institution had not supplied enough water.

A 200-level student from department of English, Adejumo Kabir said, ” If truly, OAU management do not want the school to be portrayed in bad light, the issue of water scarcity needs to stop.

“Suffering and smiling, while parents are experiencing fuel scarcity at home, students as well lack available water supply.

“For over 48 hours, no water and not even a circular from authority as regards the menace. As I speak, I have not taken my bath for 3 days and sachet water has denied me of mouth odour. If not, the odour would have caused virus. The university management needs to do the needful.”

Also, a student from department of Biology Education, Habib Gidado, who spoke with the Osun Defender, said that the students trekked many kilometres every morning looking for water.

He said the problem was compounded by the dry season which, he said, had occasioned dry wells, adding that there might be epidemic if the scarcity persisted.

Ife Marathon: Vehicular Movement To Be Restricted On Major Roads On OAU Campus

By Sodiq Lawal

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has informed the university community that starting from 6am next Sunday, there will be a restriction of vehicular movement on major roads within the campus.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Chief Security Officer of the university, Mr Babatunde Oyasode and made available to our correspondent.

According to the release, “the roads which include Road 1, Road 2, Road 7, Link Road, OAUTHC, and Road 18 will be blocked to vehicles as a result of the “Ile-ife Heritage Marathon Race” which will proceed right from Motion Ground, and as a result runners may occupy the roads listed above, causing the mentioned restrictions”

“However, in case of any emergency, the Security unit hotlines to call are 08138640369 and 08111500227.”