Students of University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Thursday shut down academic activities on campus to protest the poor state of power and water supply in their hostels.
The protest, which officially kicked off on Wednesday, with a ‘warning march,’ reached its peak on Thursday, with the protesters shutting the main gate, causing gridlock on campus and along University Road and Bariga-Akoka Road.
The protesters, who ensured that no classes were held on Thursday, also visited the University Library where they forcefully dismissed students from reading.
According to the protesters, the rate of water and power supply had reached an all time low; and with their First Semester examination scheduled to begin on April 18, it had become urgent that the matter be addressed once and for all.
On Friday, some students had to pass through the canal at the back of their school after the school’s main gate to get out.