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Obafemi Awolowo University Students Block Major Roads, Demand Justice For Deceased Colleague




College students of Obafemi Awolowo College, OAU, on Friday blocked the Ife-Ibadan Expressway and state roads in Ife, in protest in opposition to the administration of the establishment over the demise of their colleague, Adeshina Aishat.


It was learnt that Aishat had some respiration issues and was not given the mandatory consideration on the faculty’s clinic.

One of many college students informed SaharaReporters that Aishat, a final-year scholar of international language, died on the well being centre on Thursday because of the negligence of the personnel on the clinic.


“That’s how they all the time behave, should you go to the well being centre, it takes 2 to three hours earlier than they are going to attend to you,” the scholar famous.


Nevertheless, an announcement launched on Friday by the Public Relations Officer-elect, of Nice Ife College students’ Union, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan (Tao), referred to as on the varsity administration to research the matter.


The assertion famous that Aishat joined the checklist of many college students who had misplaced their lives attributable to “negligence” on the well being centre. 


“Adesina Aishat, a 400 degree scholar on the Division of Overseas Languages, simply joined the checklist of many college students who’ve misplaced their lives attributable to ‘negligence’ on the Well being Centre of the College. It saddens our hearts {that a} member of our Union must be returned dwelling as a corpse when her household expects her to be a graduate with prospects.


“We ship our condolences to the household of the deceased. However whereas we mourn Aishat, we can’t lose sight of the circumstances that led to her demise, particularly the function of the College Well being Centre. Aishat’s demise just isn’t the primary to occur attributable to negligence of duties by the employees on the Well being Centre. It’s only one out of many.

“Sufficient is sufficient. We name on the College Administration to research this demise and punish all well being employees who failed in performing their duties when Aishat wanted consideration which they failed to offer however solely transferred her in her final moments to Seventh Day Hospital the place she ultimately died. With no correct and fast investigation (one which should actively contain and be communicated to college students) and punishment meted out, the College Administration might be placing the lives of scholars at risk. We can’t let our lives turn into toys. We must protest this, as we can’t afford to maintain dropping our lives like fowls.

“As we await the College’s reactions and actions to this unhappy prevalence, we urge all Union members to see this incident, not as a loss to the household of Aishat, her class, division or college, however as a loss to all college students of the College. We solicit your assist as we demand justice to be carried out in reminiscence of Aishat and lots of others like her. It was Aishat in the present day, it could possibly be anybody tomorrow. We can’t wait till one other unhappy prevalence like this occurs. Our lives matter!” the assertion reads.


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