The Nigerian premier University, University of Ibadan has been shut down over fuel crisis bedevilling the nation.
The management of the instution has as a matter of urgency urged the students to vacate the school premises according to NAN’s reports.
Muhammed Oladejo, the director of communication, said the students have been asked to proceed on a compulsory two-week mid-semester break.
A UI official who pleaded for anonymity confirmed the development to the media. In his words;
“The mid-semester break was declared as a result of power outage. The outage is also affecting other services on campus, especially water and electricity supply. The committee advised the management on the step taken to avert problems as witnessed recently”.
“The mid-semester break will take two weeks. The students living at Independence Hall lodged a complaint and the school authorities decided to take immediate action”.
The fuel crises acording to various reports have gradually paralyzed businesses including; Banking, Telecom, Airports and TV stations. Hospitals are also being shut all across the nation posing a danger of economic recession according to analysts.