Students Block Major Roads In Oyo, Edo, Ondo To Condemn Prolonged ASUU Strike
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on May 17, 2022
Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday blocked major roads in some cities in Oyo, Edo, and Ondo States. This was done in protest against the prolonged industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a result of several failed negotiations with the Federal Government.
While protesting students of the University of Ibadan blocked the school’s entrance in the state capital, those from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) barricaded the major road along where the institution is situated in Ogbomoso.
The students also called on the state governor, Seyi Makinde, to ensure public universities in the state back out of ASUU just as it was done in some states for academic activities to resume.
LAUTECH, according to them, has been through a series of industrial crises in the past and should not be made to face more hardship.
Hoodlums Burn Local government Secretariat, DisCo Office, Others In Anambra
Some unidentified arsonists have burnt down Court Three Magistrate Court and other buildings housing several offices on the premises of the secretariat of Idemili Local Government Area in Ogidi, a town in Anambra State.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened on Sunday night as the hoodlums destroyed files and properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.While the entire buildings were left in ruins, vehicles parked inside the local government secretariat were also razed.
In another attack close to the local government secretariat, the office of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), was badly torched.
The main office building and several shuttle buses used by the company for their operations were all destroyed completely.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incidents