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Ekiti varsity students lose property worth thousands of naira to flood incident

The Ekiti State University (EKSU) students living around hostels and lodges at school main gate and its axis, including students and indigenes living in Iworoko and its extension lose property worth thousands of naira to flood incident, VAM has learnt.

The rain that fell on 30th of August, 2019 at around 6pm flooded into rooms destroying students' valuable property such as books, foodstuffs, school files and documents, clothes, laptops, decks, plasma TV, generators, gas cylinder and other essential items.

It was gathered by Eksu-su press that the hostels affected were over 20 in number. The hostels affected by the incidence of flood include:

• Acadia Villa at school gate
• Divine Favor
• New Jerusalem
• Rehoboth
• Obafunke Quarters
• Owa, Unity,Toluwani, Yabyef hostel Odo-Odo and others.

The flood was observed to be as a result of lack of proper drainage, dumping of refuses into flowing rivers, building houses in waterlogged areas and non-use of proper building equipment. 

The wrecked hostels cost 50 -70 thousand naira. 

In a brief interview, one of the victims lamented that he lost over 600,000 naira worth of property. Most of them have no places to stay.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Student matters was also present at the affected areas to observe the aftermath of the wreckage. He promised to report back to the Governor for necessary interventions and amendments. 

The varsity's Dean of Students Affairs (DSA) was also around to sympathize with the students whose property were destroyed. 

The Students' Union  Government, Team Reality under the leadership of Habeeb Gbadero also attended to the students. They were around the affected hostels, pulling people out and helping with necessary things. He promised to take the necessary steps towards salvaging the situation. He also contributed by giving money to some of the victims of the flood incident. 

The victims were agitating for their losses, especially the Final Year students whose credentials were wrecked by the flood. 

The students also called onto the State Government of Ekiti State, the landlords and caretakers to help in relieving the damage this situation has caused them.

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