Property worth millions of naira has been destroyed in the University of Ilorin by rainstorm last week.
Some of the affected facilities include the mast of the Network Operating Centre (NOC) housing several internet radios, the chemical engineering lecture theatre, the life sciences lecture hall and the department of biochemical engineering.
Others were the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres where about 40 computers were affected, the geology and mineral resources department, electric poles, and the general studies division (GNS) Unit.
Also affected were the animal houses for the central research laboratories, the secretariat of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the secretariat of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Unilorin Multi-Purpose Cooperative Union Building, admission office, security unit and the new anatomy building (College of Medicine).
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Also in the list were the Directorate of Legal Services Unit, Unilorin Stadium, education technology workshop, the department of adult and primary education, university health services, the faculty of law, the old university library, the language laboratory (Faculty of Arts), the counseling and human development centre, and the student affairs unit.
Speaking on the development, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Wahab Egbewole (SAN), who led other principal officers to assess the level of damage on Monday, said he was saddened by the incident.
He, however, expressed joy that the disaster occurred when students were on break for the 2023 general elections.
Meanwhile, the Director of Computer Services and Information Technology (COMSIT), Professor Dupe Ademola-Popoola, said some parts of the university community would find it difficult for some days to access internet services as a result of the havoc.
“The people who use the fibre will have internet, but those who use wireless will not, and it will also affect the GRA staff quarters because they receive internet from the destroyed radio,” she added.
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