Management of Fountain University, Osogbo, has raised the alarm over encroachment on the institution’s land by some indigenes of Osogbo.
The alleged encroachment on the university land by some residents is currently brewing crisis within the university community.
To avert possible clash between the two parties making claims to the land, the management of the Muslim faith-based institution has appealed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State to urgently intervene in the looming crisis.
The newly-inaugurated chairman of the university’s governing council, Prof. Isiaka Oloyede made this known yesterday during a courtesy visit to the governor at the state Government House, Oke-Fia, Osogbo.
According to Oloyede, it was pertinent for the state government to intervene in the encroachment issue to avoid crisis between the institution and the people laying claims to the land.
Oloyede, who was inaugurated by the board of trustees of the institution, shortly after the meeting with the governor said about 28 residential houses had been built on the university land.
Reacting, Governor Aregbesola assured the university that necessary and legal measures would be put in place to address the problem.
Aregbesola urged the university authorities to be peaceful in handling subsequent cases of encroachment, maintaining that the issue would be looked into.
Meanwhile, the BOT chairman of the institution, Mr. Waheed Yinka Adeola while inaugurating the third governing council at the university hall urged the council to protect the school’s territory against further encroachment.
He also charged the council to work towards improving the school’s infrastructures in order to necessitate academic development.
Adeola emphasised the need for the Prof. Oloyede-led governing council to facilitate means to increase the two faculties the school is currently running.


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