To forestall a breakdown of law and order, the Ogun State Government has directed the Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, to close down the institution immediately.
According to a statement signed by Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to State Government, the decision to shut the university was taken in the overall interest of peace and order
The government said students of the institution have continued to issue threats while rejecting all entreaties and concessions made by the government on their various demands concerning the recently announced reduction of school fees.
The government advised all parents whose wards are students of the university to immediately call them to order as the government will not tolerate any act that will disturb the peace being enjoyed by the people of the state.
The statement continued, “The government has done its best, but out of the 10 institutions in the state only OOU has displayed some level of violence and still plan for another soon, but the government has taken its initiative to close down the school to forestall violence in the state,” he concluded.