The Oyo State Government has evacuated 359 illegal structures and shanties shielding its public primary and secondary school premises within the Ibadan metropolis.
The State’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Arc. Abdulmojeed Mogbonjubola, during the exercise, on Monday, revealed that the evacuation was embarked upon in order to create a more conducive environment for learning in the state.
The owners of the shanties and illegal structure were about two months ago issued eviction notices through the principals and heads of the affected schools.
The commissioner stated that the state will not rest until all impediments capable of creating distractions around school premises in the state were uprooted.
“We will not rest on our oars, until sanity is maintained. Every student stands to learn better and maximize his/her potential, only if the learning environment is favorable. The present administration of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, will never look away from this reality,” he said.
The affected schools were around Ode Aje, Orita Aperin, especially, IMG, Ode Aje; Islamic Primary and Secondary Schools; IMyyG Olubadan Basic Schools 1, 2 and 3, Orita Aperin; Government Technical College, Orita Aperin; Christ Church High school; United Mission College Demonstration School 1, Molete; IDC Basic School, Adobe; St. Stephen’s Primary School, Alegongo; Community High School Alegongo.
Also Issabatudeen Girls’ Grammar School, Orita Basorun; St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Yanbule; Methodist Grammar School Bodija; Emmanuel College, U.I, and a host of others.
The commissioner warned owners of the illegal shanties against re-erecting the structures around the school premises which he said was against the state’s Environmental laws.