Bed bugs invade OAU as students sleep on corridors and football pitch

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[Osun]–Bed bugs have invaded the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Over the past weeks, students of the institution have been lamenting over the outbreak of bugs that have infested beds and other furniture in their hostels.

According to InformationNg, some of the newly admitted students said that they kept their luggage away from the residential halls to prevent them from being infested by bedbugs.

A number of the old students said they passed the night on corridors, and the football pitch in the institution.

The Welfare Officer, Ajiboye Adekanmi, noted that the university’s acting Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Grace Akinola, was aware of the development.

Adekanmi said several meetings held with the DSA to lodge complaints on the poor state of students’ welfare did not yield positive results.

He said, “We have been making efforts about the bedbug invasion but all our suggestions have yet to be implemented. The DSA asked old students to vacate the hostels without bothering about how they will complete their projects and teaching practice.

“When we met, she demonstrated the willingness to fumigate and resolve the challenges but the school kept complaining that there was no money. We don’t believe that because millions of naira was recently budgeted to purchase vehicles for the pro-chancellor and other principal officers.”

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