Downpour wreaks havoc at UI

No fewer than seven buildings  at  the University of  lbadan  were badly damaged as a result of  a downpour  on Friday night.

Some of the buildings include the Students Union Government building, two halls of residence and  the Chemistry Laboratory of the institution’s  International School.

Others were the  Tedder  and Bello Halls,  some  structures in the Faculty of Agriculture as well as  the  electric transformer at the SUG  building.

Addressing newsmen on Saturday  while assessing the extent  of damage,  the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Emilolorun Aiyelari, described the incident  as unfortunate.

Aiyelari  said that the institution had  yet to determine the cost of repairing the damage, adding, however, that the incident would not affect academic activities.

“We have recorded a lot of damage, unquantified  for now, but we will soon be able to know how much it will cost.

“This will not affect our academic activities because our students are on holiday except for the post graduate students writing their projects.

“ You know we are resuming on the 16th of this month. We will have enough time to repair them,’’ he said.

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