FUOYE gains community support

The Federal University of Oye Ekiti has been assured of the support and cooperation of its host community, Oye Ekiti, to achieve peace, growth and accelerated development of the institution.

The Oloye of Oye Ekiti, Oba Michael Ademolaju, who said that the community has, since the establishment of FUOYE in 2010, done a lot to ensure peaceful coexistence between them, assured the university management and the students that the community would not yield to his efforts.

Oba Ademolaju spoke at Oye Ekiti at a stakeholder meeting titled ‘Crown, Gown and Town Parley’ called by the city in response to a university post and the need for peaceful coexistence between Oye Ekiti and FUOYE.

FUOYE Vice-Chancellor Professor Abayomi Fasina and the leadership of the Students’ Union recently expressed concern over what they described as “hostile treatment” given to community students and entrepreneurs on university sites by the natives.

The monarch, who assured that the Oye Ekiti would live as “peace-loving and admirers of development through the institution”, called on the federal government and the university management to consider paying compensation to citizens who had their agricultural land and their crops. destroyed to pave the way for construction.

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