Friday, 20 September 2019

Emergency Renovation:Occupants of Angola Hall Sent Out Of Their Rooms Without Alternative Provisions

By Ogunlowo Samiat

100 level students of Obafemi Awolowo University staying at Block G of Angola Hall have been sent packing from their rooms as a result of an emergency renovation.

These students reported to have been sent out of their respective rooms with no provision of where they'd stay until the completion of the renovation.

While Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, one of the Occupants, he said:
"We were told about 2 Weeks ago that they want to renovate the hostel. Last week Friday, they asked us to pack our things and we did. They told us to squat with our friends but it made them inconvenient so we left to relax in our various rooms on saturday. Then the Hall warden came to harass us"

One of the Occupants who asked for anonymity said they had to go back regardless because there was no where for them to sleep. Although the room is still under renovation, he said they have been sleeping there since the laborers said they were not disturbing them.

But unfortunately, the Occupants of the rooms were denied entry into the rooms by the laborers on Tuesday 17th of September. The laborers claimed they are following the instructions of an Alumni who gave them the contract.

Meanwhile one of the Students' parent also expressed displeasure to this News Agency about the timing of the renovation.

"My son is also affected. Why did the school management not wait till the end of the session. This is not fair."- she proclaimed

However, all efforts to contact the Dean of  Students' Affairs, Prof. Isiaka Aransi, proved abortive as all calls and texts were not acknowledged.

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