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THE GORILLA CITY AND THE ZEBRA LINES: WARNING AGAINST IMPENDING TROUBLE

We have not seen a Gorilla being domesticated vastly rather have we known one which is man-friendly when it is hungry. The Gorilla lives in nest – this is stronger than that of Bird. Looking at the characteristics of this animal, its airy skin does not allow bad weather to infiltrate and it has a claw to protect itself. Apart from this is the teeth configuration which aids its claw in protection multiplicity. Unlike the Gorilla, one common thing on a Zebra is the lines on it. Often time, we use it for identification and we mistake some animals with such lines as a Zebra at times. This is why science has been very careful at expatiating the features and relations. But, here, the University of Ibadan is a byspel of Gorilla city while the Zebra lines are warning of impending woes of the institution. Even though the Zebra lines were not obeyed on the road, there is more to the lines that have not been explained with clarity.

The Union of Campus Journalists is still on its noise and decry of the impending woe coming upon the soil of the institution. If ignorance is not an excuse and we have really taken education into consideration, the effect of such education is still what we want to see surfacing on our landscape, health, welfare and interaction. The biosphere and lithosphere are getting filled up with particles like dust, rain, leaves and the detrimental one that is taking the role of every systematic function is the very interesting aroma that always sprout up at every rainfall and drought.

During the period of rainfall, the experience of roof scrap, interesting ways of tree falling, water dripping from very strategic places and erosion, blockage of the water passage ways are the most encountered problems in University of Ibadan. A byspel of this happened in April where the roof of Tedder Hall broke loss and Students’ Union Building also got its own share of the grief. The transformer which was affected when a tree fell on it had thrown the Halls and Tekena Tamuna Building that share the distribution into full darkness for almost three weeks. Two offices at forestry departments were invaded by this terrible rush of the windy rain.

The very important concerns today are the blocked waterways and damaged sewage pipes and sock-away that are dancing their waists around us. During the dry season, things appear to be alright until the rainy season when the water ways are not easy to withstand. It took a session for the broken bridge in-between faculty of Agriculture and Education respectively to be rebuilt and it is a thing of endless hope as the expectation for the repair of the sewage along Bello Hall, Mellanby Hall and Jaja Clinic is high.

The school has done enough in its renovation and the last check and follow up by the Union of Campus Journalists concludes that the accommodation fee increment was not based on frivolity. In some Halls, it was learnt and seen that renovation is still ongoing, meanwhile even when the enemy at home dies; another enemy winks from outside, already finding its way in. The odor that these sewages are torpedoing can affect the health of anyone passing by these sides.

This Editor’s pick is calling on the consciousness of the school management that renovating everywhere and neglecting the pungent smell which affects every where is nothing but incomplete work done. Jaja Clinic, a home for treating sick people is not far to the unwelcomed odor along Kuti Hall. There is no good in renovating restrooms to only flush out feces to the street.

 

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