OAU Student Union calls for urgent intervention of OAU management regarding the death of 400 level student

OAU

GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

Thursday, 30 September 2021

ADESINA AISHAT: ANOTHER OF MANY ROUTINE DEATHS AT OAU HEALTH CENTRE

Adesina Aishat, a 400 level student at the Department of Foreign Languages, just joined the list of many students who have lost their lives due to “negligence” at the Health Centre of the University. It saddens our heart that a member of our Union has to be returned home as a corpse when her family expects her to be a graduate with prospects.

We send our condolences to the family of the deceased. But while we mourn Aishat, we cannot lose sight of the circumstances that led to her death, especially the role of the University Health Center. Aishat’s death is not the first to happen due to negligence of duties by the workers at the Health Center. It is only one out of many.

Enough is enough.

We call on the University Management to investigate this death and punish all health workers who failed in performing their duties when Aishat needed attendance which they failed to give but only transferred her in her last moments to Seventh Day Hospital where she eventually died. Without a proper and quick investigation (one which must actively involve and be communicated to students) and punishment meted, the University Management will be putting the lives of students in danger. We cannot let our lives become toys. We will have to protest this, as we cannot afford to keep losing our lives like fowls.

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As we await the University’s reactions and actions to this sad occurrence, we urge all Union members to see this incident not as a loss to the family of Aishat, her class, department or faculty, but as a loss to all students of the University. We solicit for your support as we demand for justice to be done in memory of Aishat and many others like her. It was Aishat today, it could be anyone tomorrow. We cannot wait until another sad occurrence like this happens. Our lives matter!

Viva aluta!

Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan (Tao),
Public Relations Officer-elect,
Great Ife Students’ Union
08169896317

Signed ✍️

Odewale Samuel Damilare (Great-Sam),
Secretary General-elect,
Great Ife Students’ Union
08132583940

Olayiwola Folahan Festus (Reform),
President-elect,
Great Ife Students’ Union
07039281006

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