Nigeria’s foremost tertiary institution, University of Ibadan (UI), has lifted the ban on the activities of its Students’ Union Government (SUG), following a decision reached by the university’s senate after two years of non-SUG.
Recall in 2017, the Ojo Aderemi-led administration of the SUG led a protest over the non-issuance of identity (ID) cards which subsequently led to the suspension of the union by the University of Ibadan Senate.
The institution’s Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. I. A Abiona therefore made a passionate appeal for the ban to be lifted in the recent Senate’s meeting. This is to allow for the conduct of elections of the student body during the 2018/2019 session. The decision which was made two years ago has therefore been reversed.
The university’s authority will thereby conduct a ‘free and fair’ election for the Students’ Union within the next 9 weeks. The institution authority is also ready to conduct leadership training for the students concerned before after the election.
This new development in the institution has elicited cheers from the students and many alumnus of the prestigious institution. The institution authority is therefore ready to work with the crop of new leaders so as to move the university forward.