Futasu Reacts To Off-campus Rents Fees
The exorbitant rental prices of accommodation at the off-campus area seem to have been fairly minimized as the Students’ Union negotiated with landlords of the areas to ensure a downward review.
This negotiation was disclosed in a press release by the Union to NAIJAPARY, jointly signed by the President, Com. Adeyinka Olaseinde and the Public Relations Officer, Com. Ayomide Fowowe.
The press release explained how the downward review was achieved through a joint-committee.
“Students welfare as a sense of responsibility led us to ensuring a downward review of off campus accommodation fee.
“Sequel to this, a committee of five was set up comparising of three members from the executive arm of the union, a member from Student Representative Council and one appointed member by the president of the same union.
“Consequently, upon the conclusion of the second semester examination, the commitee commence moves to ensure a review in the fee of off campus accommodation”, the release stated.
It further stated that “series of meeting was held with South, North gate and west gate landlord associations, with management of the University dully represented in the meetings”.
The Union also narrated how the task was an arduous one, as the committee members were extremely abused and cursed.
It however added that they kept the resilience on, in negotiation.
“We made them realise that without students the house they all built is useless and also the orientation pictured by them, that; ‘students have no choice’, should not be an avenue for them to extort”, the release read.