Today, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University announced the reinstatement of the Student's Union activities, barely 11 months it was suspended.
In a statement signed by Mr S. O. Adeyefa on behalf of the University Registrar and obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency, the management informed "the generality of the students of the University and the entire University Community that the order of suspension of the activities of the Student's Union by the University Authorities via a Release Ref. Ro. 2/Vol. Vi./180 dated 3rd December 2015 has been lifted."
"Consequently, the process of elections of new Student's Union Officials can now commence. All students are reminded that their conduct individually and as an organized group must be in compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the Students Matriculation Oath, Code of Conduct for the University Community, and the Laws of the Country before, during and after elections," the statement read further.
It will be recalled that the Student's Union was suspended towards the end of the tenure of the former Vice Chancellor, Bamitale Omole. Subsequently, three officers, including the President, Secretary General and Public Relations Officer of the Union were rusticated for up to semesters.
The emergence of the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Anthony Elujoba came with the VC's promises to look into the circumstances surrounding the Union officers' suspension and the Union activities' suspension.
Some weeks later, the suspended officers of the Union were reinstated.