STUDENTS LIVING IN ABUJA HOSTEL LAMENT POLLUTED ENVIRONMENT AS THEY RETURN FROM STRIKE

The students living in Abuja hostel of the University of Jos have expressed deep concern about the polluted environment in the hostel.

This is coming as a result of the long period of time students were not around in the hostel due to the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This development has also turned the hostel corners and environs into waste bins as piles of waste can be seen littered around the hostel environment.

Speaking with some of the students residing in the hostel, one of the students Jere Pam of Urban and Regional Planning Department narrated that; “before I left home for the strike, the hostel environment was a bit clean and habitable, but now it is dirty and unhealthy.”

Another student, Damulak David of English Education department, said that “this is because of [the] long strike embarked on by ASUU which made the hostel to become a home for all kinds of dirts as cleaners have not been around the clean the environment.

The students are calling on the hostel government to organise a general sanitation and cleaning exercise in order to make the hostel habitable before the cleaners resume their duties.

Report and photo by Joseph Dadi
Edited by JM: Score 4/5

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