Water shortage hits OAU, college students fetch from the stream
Water shortage hits OAU, college students fetch from the stream. College students of the Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Tuesday, referred to as on the administration of the establishment to seek out options to the stoppage of water provide to hostels on the campus.
The scholars claimed that the water provide to their numerous halls of residence was lower off on Friday.
Based on them, the event has uncovered them to untold hardship they usually have resorted to fetching water from a stream close to their hostels.
A few of the college students had been seeing buckets fetching water from a stream.
A resident of the ETF Corridor, who gave his identify merely as Olayinka, stated some buoyant college students had been shopping for sachet water to prepare dinner and bathe, whereas the remaining had been fetching water from the stream.
He acknowledged, “However for a few of us that can’t afford sachet water for such functions, we’ve been going to the stream close to our hostel to get water.
“Water stopped operating in our hostels final weekend. Few college students, who’re doing sensible, are round due to COVID-19 protocols and it has been tough getting water as a result of the stream can also be drying off.”
The Public Relations Officer, OAU, Abiodun Olanrewaju, stated the state of affairs was being addressed by the administration.
Olanrewaju defined that the college exhausted the chemical for the remedy of water and couldn’t get a substitute instantly.
He added, “We wished to purchase what we usually use to deal with water, however for fairly a while now, that factor had been scarce. We exhausted the one we had in our retailer. We have now ultimately discovered the substance and the college has purchased all we will discover.
“I can guarantee the scholars that from tomorrow (Wednesday), common water provide will resume. We made preparations for tankers to provide water to the scholars. We’re additionally calling on public-spirited people to help us because the Federal Authorities can not do it on their own.”