Authorities of the University of Ibadan , (UI) on Monday asked its students to vacate the premises immediately, pending the time the problem of shortage of water and electricity would be addressed.

The directive was issued to students following ‎an advice given by the Committee of Provosts and Deans to the university’s management.

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The Director of Communication of the institution, Mr Muhammed Oladejo ,who confirmed the development, said the management only asked the students to proceed on a two-week mid-semester break.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that students of Independence Hall of the institution had in the early hours of Monday stage a protest.

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The students complained that they were facing hard time as a result of shortage of water and electricity.

An official of the university, who spoke with NAN, but prleaded anonymity, said, “‎The mid-semester break was declared as a result of power outage.

“The outage is also affecting other services on campus, especially water and electricity supply.

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“The committee advised the management on the step taken to avert problems as witnessed recently.

“The mid-semester break will take two weeks. The students living at Independence Hall lodged a complaint and the school authorities decided to take immediate action”.‎


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