By Ikulajolu Adesola
The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Prof. Igbeleke Ajibefun revealed that the school management has commenced plan to install electricity that will run for 24hours within the campus.
Prof. Ajibefun who was ably represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige made this known during the inauguration ceremony of the 2016/2017 Student Executives Council held at Olusegun Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall, said that all efforts are in top gear to ensure that the institution returns back with 24/7 electricity. “Very soon the light in the University will be 24/7,” he said.
He stated that the University has invited the team that would inspect the location of the power generator to determine where it would be planted. “The team came to the University on 4th of May, 2017 from America to look at where the power generator will be planted.”
The VC said that the project is being handed over to the same company that handled that of the University of Ibadan (UI).
“This has been done at the University of Ibadan where they are now having light 24/7 and the company that did it in University of Ibadan is the same company we handed over the project,” Prof. Ajibefun said.
In the same vein the President of the Student Union, Comr. Ijanusi Olawale aka ‘Optimum’ during his speech at the ceremony said that the institution should endeavour to return the electricity system back to how it used to be, stating that the school fees is still the same.
“The electricity of the school should go back to the way it were 8:00am-4:00 pm because I believe that we are still paying the same school fees as before now.”
‘Optimum’, during a briefing organised for all student representatives by the Public Relations Unit of his administration, iterated that very soon electricity would return back to Akungba.
‘Optimum’ in his words said that his administration is working continuously hand in hand with the Akungba community and the BEDC.
“We met with the Oba of Akungba and also the Coordinator of BEDC in Akoko axis; they assured us that the light would be back before the end of May.
“The light should have been back this week but some things have to be in place so that we don’t have any complications when the light is back,” Optimum said.