Following the floods last week at the University of Ibadan which led to massive property losses for the university, the university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Adewole has made a plea to Government and private citizens to come to the institution’s aid.
“From the magnitude of destruction that I have seen on this campus, it is so obvious that UI needs Federal Government’s urgent assistance because this is beyond us. We shall appreciate individual and collective assistance too as we have been extensively affected by the flood,” he said.
“ The major calamity suffered by the university include the washing away of the Fish Farm with different species of fish valued at about N300 million, over flooding of the Zoological Garden, leading to the death of animals, extensive damage of the Teaching and Research Farm and the destruction of books estimated to the tune of N2 billion. Besides, many gigantic buildings, laboratories and expensive equipment were destroyed by the flood, which equally pulled down the university’s fence and 13 electricity poles, thereby compounding the hitherto poor electricity supply to the institution,” he added.
Prof. Adewole while seeking assistance also promised that the university would urgently commence repair work with its internally- generated revenue.