Osun State Shuts Down Tertiary Institutions Over Violent Protest

Sequel to the violent protest that rocked Ilesha metropolis over the shut-down of power supply to six Local Government Areas in Ijesaland,Os...

Sequel to the violent protest that rocked Ilesha metropolis over the shut-down of power supply to six Local Government Areas in Ijesaland,Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered the closure of three higher institutions of learning in the area

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, listed the affected schools as; Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, the Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa and the Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke.
The statement added that Oyetola condemned the disturbance of the peace in Ilesa, describing the development as “uncalled for”.

He warned that the government would not hesitate to take further drastic action, should the need arise, in order to protect lives and properties.

The governor frowned at the physical attack on journalists on legitimate assignment whose equipment were also destroyed by the protesters and assured citizens of the state that the government was on top of the security situation in Ilesa and in all parts of the state.

Meanwhile, normalcy has returned to Ilesha town, as armed security men were seen in patrol vans moving around the town.

During a visit to the town on Tuesday, our correspondent observed that banks in Roundabout Area opened for business.

Public and private primary and secondary schools in the town also opened for academic activities.


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