Sunday, 23 October 2016

ANUNSA, JCI, Other Organisations Team Up To Clean OAU

The much anticipated OAU Campus Clean Up organised by Passion House and Clean Up Nigeria was held on Saturday, 22nd October, 2016. The event featured quite a number of non-governmental organisations and Volunteers from the Obafemi Awolowo University.

The event, which was birthed from a need to have a clean and hygienic environment, experienced a massive turn out from students who were volunteers. It was a great time as members of Organizations like ANUNSA OAU, ECOMSA OAU, OAU Cyclist Club, JCI OAU, Susty Vibe, Passion House, NESREA Osun State and Volunteers teamed up to embark on the cleaning event.

In his words, while speaking to our correspondent, the Executive Director of Passion House and Convener of Cleanup Nigeria Project, Mr Alex Akhigbe, said "the OAU campus clean up project is the first University clean up project his organization will organize and it was organized to gear students and youths up to be active citizens and agent of positive change in their communities and further drive the message of having a clean and hygienic environment and a pollution-free environment". He then appreciated the effort of all volunteers and organizations that graced and supported the event. He further explained that CleanUp Nigeria has done clean up projects in communities such as Ketu, Makoko, Ajegunle and a host of other communities.

The event saw volunteers move out enmass to different halls of residence and Academic area of the citadel of learning. It involved massive clean up and Sanitation of the nooks and crannies of OAU and youths took action in actualizing goal 3 and 6 of Sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Participants were given Green certificates at the end of the the whole event. After which the huge waste collected during the process was disposed appropriately, however the campaign to have a clean and hygienic environment continues as the organisers continue to preach dumping of waste in waste bins and appropriately.

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