The Obafemi Awolowo University Department of Student Affairs (OAU DSA) on the 4th of June 2017 made a special release stating that all religious activities should be suspended in the school’s halls of residence.

The release also commanded all students to either pray in their rooms or go to the religious ground. This “Special Release” which was all in upper case read:

“This is to bring to the attention of all students that all religious activities is hereby suspended in halls of residence until further notice.

Any student that fails to comply will face immediate disciplinary action which may include revocation of studentship and expulsion.
Students are advised to pray in their individual rooms or move to the religious centre”

The DSA wasted no time in executing the new order. Reports claim that some members of the DSA and school security went to the two major hall mosques (Awolowo hall mosque and Fajuyi hall mosque) and destroyed all the temporary structures in it after sending the Students out of them.

However, there have been no reports of similar demolitions in any of the several ‘hall’ secretariats allocated the Christian fellowships.

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