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June 17, 2024

Ondo Agric College Protests Encroachment of Institution’s Land

Authorities of the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, (FECA) in Ondo state, have expressed their dissatisfaction against incessant attacks and harassment of student and staff of the institution by land grabbers.

Their protest kicked off from the gate of the institution to the zone 17 office of the AIG, the governor’s office and the palace of the Deji of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, where students were seen carrying placards. 

Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of the College (ASUU), Mr Kayode Sule, explained that the activities of the land grabbers were affecting the training of students of the college.

Mr Sule, who described the activities of land grabbers as illegal, aggrieved protesters, then urged the Federal Government to intervene.

His words: “What is going on is that we have had this problem of land grabbers coming from time to time to disturb us in the college.

“As we are speaking now, they are right inside the college, bulldozing lands, destroying economic trees, destroying those things that we use in the training of our students, all the economic trees, economic crops being bulldozed by land grabbers even as we speak now.

“What we are coming out to protest again is to tell the whole world, to tell the government, every concerned citizen and stakeholders in the country that enough is enough that an end must be put to these incessant harassments by land grabbers.

“And some people in this community who believe that this land is for grabs and that it must be sold off and that this college must not exist.”

The chairman noted that there were several cases in court with several groups of land grabbers.

He then cited the case of a particular man, who stormed the college with security operatives and destroyed the college fences.

He appealed to the Akure sons and daughters, the government, FG, Ondo State Government to help the college from going into extinction by land grabbers.

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