The Director of Socials, Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union, David Olatunde Abraham a.k.a Shomo Davies has ruled out the possibility that the OAU Carnival will not hold but however hinged the schedule on resumption of students back to school from the mid-semester break.
In an exclusive chat with OAU Peeps News Agency on Friday, Shomo Davies revealed that the major determining factor of the OAU Carnival schedule is the time of students’ resumption back to school. He however said he has no clue as at now when the Management of the University will recall the students back to school.
The Students’ Union through the Office of the Director of Socials and Culture had stepped up preparations towards a week-long Carnival that will take the ancient city of Ile-Ife by storm. The programme was billed to commence Monday, December 14, 2015 with a Walk for Breast Cancer and Drug Abuse Awareness coupled with the opening of a Trade Fair. Tuesday was supposed to feature a Novelty Match and Movie Night while Wednesday was billed for a Political Symposium. The Thursday and Friday of the week was scheduled to witness the Bamidele Aturu Inter-varsity Debate and an Award/Fashion Show Night respectively. The big thing which is the OAU carnival itself will now be on Saturday, December 19 with a lot of activities lined up for that day.
On what effect the current suspension of the Students’ Union activities by the Management will have on the programme, Shomo Davies said the students still respect the mandate they gave to their leaders, as such, it will not affect the commencement of carnival.
“Any student can organize an event in the name of their school and moreover Students' still respect the mandate given to their elected leaders. The union is coming back and the carnival will hold.” Shomo Davies said.
The Union leadership came under intense criticisms early this week as some members of the Committee planning the carnival insisted that the event will hold despite the fact that majority of the students are currently at home.