Some students of the University of Lagos( UNILAG ) on Sunday night, April 19, protested against what they described as the erratic supply of electricity to their hostels for some weeks. The protesters majorly make up of male students temporarily grounded vehicular movements along the Afe Babalola / Senate Building Road while directing their anger and frustration towards the PHCN office directly opposite the Afe Babalola Auditorium before proceeding toward Moremi Hostel, Mariere and the Senate Building where the S.U.G President-Martins Abiodun attempted to address them to no avail.
During the course of the protest, a reporter observed that the three hostels along the route the protest route, namely Moremi, Mariere and Jaja had power supply. Our attempt to snap the and get a video recording of the event was met with stiff resistance from some of the students who became very hostile towards our photographer for the fear of being victimized by the school authorities for participating in the protest, this led to serious standoff between us and the protesting students, chief of which was led by the Vice President of the Union. At the end, we were allowed to carry on our business even though nearly all the students turned down our request to have them photographed or grant us a video interview.
We sought the official position of the Student Union President towards the protest via a phone call to the S.U.G President who replied us that the Union is on top of the situation and that He will address the press after meeting the school authorities.
According to Oyede Saheed a.k.a Chief Humanbeing who filed this report, the protest lasted for about forty minutes. As at the time of filing this report, the school authorities are yet to release an official statement concerning the protest and the S.UG president did not return our inquiries on the official position of the Union concerning the students protest.
Activities have since resumed back on campus.
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