By: Lawal Usman (Mursheed)
Some months ago, Sokoto state experienced a heavy rainfall which led to the falling of part of the Law faculty’s fence in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS). The school management is yet to renovate the fence as of the time of press.
Students from different faculties have turned the fallen part of the fence to a route and a shortcut to the university’s central mosque every Friday whenever they are going for Jummat prayer. Also, it gives an opportunity to villagers to enter the faculty without securing the permission of security officers at the main entrance.
On a fateful day, Mohammed Jawad, a 200 level student of Law got wounded at the fallen fence while passing through the shortcut like other students. “I have once wounded myself just because of passing there. It is not good as it had fallen for weeks with no attention, it can also pose danger indirectly to the students,” he expressed bitterly.
Jawad urged the management to rebuild the wall as fast as possible, preferably with concrete.
Another student from the faculty of Law, Mohammed Fridaus pleaded that, “The school management should do something about it because it disfigured the faculty. It may cause damage to the faculty and most importantly to the safety of the students.”
In an interview with the chairman of Law Students Association of Nigeria( LAWSAN-UDUS), Comrade Bashir Shu’aibu Musa (Rimawa), said that many complaints have been laid to him concerning the fallen fence especially by the students who read in the faculty at night.
“The matter is now before the faculty’s management, action will be taken soon,” he noted.
While speaking with the Dean of the faculty, Dr A.S Matazu expressed concern over the issue. He said, “The fallen fence is causing the faculty to be losing its ornamental flowers around the premises to cattles.”
“Though a letter has been written to the school management for months now, I will do follow-up on it,” he promised.
REPORTER: Lawal Usman (Mursheed) is a 300 level student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS).