Students of three tertiary institutions in Osun state have been ordered to vacate the campus following a protest that turned violent in Ilesa.
The state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, who ordered the closure of the institutions with immediate effect condemned the incident, which involved Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa, and Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Adeniyi Adesina, the governor said, “Following the unwarranted destruction of public property by irate members of the public in Ilesa, Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday night ordered the closure of three higher institutions of learning.
“The affected schools are Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa, and Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke,” the statement read.
“The closure is with immediate effect, the government would not hesitate to take further drastic action, should the need arises in order to protect the lives and properties of the people.”
Governor Oyetola further assured residents of the state of safety, adding that the government is on top of the security situation in Ilesa and in all parts of the state.