Can anyone tell me what works in Nigeria? Honestly, I really would like to know.
The management of the University of Ibadan has deemed it fit to indefinitely shut down Nigeria’s premier University, ordering students to proceed on a long vacation. The students’ crime? They protested over poor supply of electricity and water in halls of residence. When has this deprivation become a crime?
This latest closure has added to the growing number of universities recently closed down due to students’ unrest.
A circular issued by the management of the institution on Tuesday directed students to leave their halls of residence and proceed on a long vacation, while suspending academic activities till further notice.
The version you are about to read can not be verified and was posted in ‘The Herald Nigeria’. Read on and see what you make of it.
The Truth Behind The University Of Ibadan Protest.
What you are about to read is an exposition of the evil plans of the current University of Ibadan Management to turn the ever intelligent University of Ibadan students into PUPPETS. It is highly recommended that you follow this piece to the very end so you can fully understand what is about to happen, probably the biggest protest ever.
WHY AND HOW DOES THIS CONCERN YOU?
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, he said and i quote The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the GOOD PEOPLE.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PROBLEM?
Operation Free Mote is a massive campaign against the continuous victimization of students by the University of Ibadan Management. It is now clear to all that the current administration led by Prof Olayinka has come into power just to use IRON BARS to cage UITES. There has been continuous attacks on students but the LAST STRAW THAT HAS NOW BROKEN THE CAMEL’S BACK is the case of MOTE, a 500 level student of the Petroleum Engineering Department who was unjustly rusticated for being part of a peaceful protest carried out by the residents of Independence Hall last semester.
The protest which saw over 500 katangites troop out after exceeding the elastic limit of their patience to peaceful request improvement in welfare activities of the Hall after the hall had suffered for over two weeks lack of water and power supply exclusively to the Independence Hall without any cogent explanation from the University management .
It was however surprising that after more than two weeks of neglect and lackadaisical approach to the issue, the University management found it as a sense of urgency to attend to the problem of independence hall that very morning of the protest. Just about one hour after the protest, the Dean of Students Affairs visited the hall and the already rusty pumping machine of the hall was repaired and water started gushing out once again, power supply which had almost become a thing of the past for the hall suddenly magically came back to life.
The question to ask at this point is WHY DID THE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT WAIT FOR A PROTEST TO OCCUR BEFORE THEY COULD HEAR THE YEARNINGS OF KATANGITES. SHOULD KATANGITES HAVE KEPT SILENT OVER THAT MATTER AND MAYBE TILL TODAY THEY WOULDN’T STILL HAVE HAD LIGHT AND WATER?
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE PROTEST?
After the protest, the hall warden of Independence Hall who obviously was the culprit that could not successfully manage the hall decided to look for a scapegoat to put his blame on. Instead of Dr. Ayagunna admitting his incompetence in managing the students who have confidence in his leadership, he decided to look for a SCAPE GOAT.
OVER 500 STUDENTS PROTESTED SO WHY MOTE PARTICULARLY?
That same period was getting close to the Independence Hall Elections, MOTE, who was obviously a man of the people was said to at that time have ambition to contest the Independence Hall Administrator General. Bearing in mind that MOTE was going to become the AG and will always advocate for the rights of fellow students at all times, Dr. AYAGUNNA allegedly beat his chest that he was going to “finish” MOTE.
He started by processing an SDC letter for MOTE which automatically made the young man lose his qualification to contest as the Students’ Union constitution doesn’t allow anyone with a pending SDC case to contest. He later went on to fully ensure that SDC panel rusticate MOTE.
It is very shocking that Dr. AYAGUNNA who is supposed be a father over students was reportedly laughing and celebrating after MOTE had been rusticated. He was quoted to have said that “I HAVE STILL NOT FINSIHED DEALING WITH THAT BOY”.
This makes it crystal clear that the case of Mote is a pure case of POLITICAL VICTIMISATION.