Fountain varsity decries encroachment on school land

Gov. Aregbesola
Gov. Aregbesola
Authorities of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, have deplored the constant encroachment on the school’s land perpetrated by locals in its host community, and have called on the state government to intervene in the matter.
Speaking Tuesday during a meeting with state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, at the Government House, Osogbo, the school’s Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Yinka Adeola, lamented that in spite of the fact that the university has a genuine Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) for the property, some individuals still encroached on it and erected houses.
President of Nasiru-llahi Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) (which owns the university), Mr. Yomi Bolarinwa, who was also in the delegation appealed to Aregbesola to urgently intervene in the matter.
Governor Aregbesola in his response assured the university that necessary legal measures would be put in place to address the problem, urging the school authorities to be peaceful in handling the
Meanwhile, the university has inaugurated its governing council, which has the former vice chancellor of University of Ilorin, and Secretary of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, as the pro-chancellor.
The BoT chairman while inaugurating the council urged it to protect the schools territory against further encroachment just as he charged the council to work towards improving the school’s infrastructure in order to facilitate academic development.
Adeola emphasised the need for the council to also work towards increasing the number of faculties in the school from the present two.
Oloyede in his remarks said the encroachment into the university’s land by locals constitutes danger to the lives of staff and students assuring that due process would be followed in addressing the issue.

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