Isoko women protest relocation of DELSU engineering faculty to Abraka campus



A number of  Isoko women on Tuesday protested against the planned relocation of the Engineering school of the Delta State University(DELSU)as well as its 100 level students from Oleh campus to Abraka.

The women marched through various streets to the secretariat of Isoko South local government council, chanting solidarity songs.
They accused the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Victor Peretomode, of deliberate attempt to weaken the Oleh campus in alleged preparation for eventual relocation of the varsity’s presence in the town.
The women, who were received by the Vice Chairman and Secretary of Isoko South council, Alex Ebah and Dennis Obrogo JP, also condemned the planned relocation, insisting that their peaceful protest will continue.
The women displayed placards with inscriptions such as: “Gov. Okowa, call Prof. Peretomode to order”, “Other Universities campuses in Nigeria are not run like this”, ” Prof. Peretomode extend development to Oleh Campus” and “Prof. Peretomode stop killing Oleh Campus.”
Addressing the women, the Vice Chairman of Isoko South council, Hon. Alex Ebah, promised to convey their message to the Chairman of DELSU Council for onward transmission to the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa.
At the time of the protest, the Vice Chancellor’s Office is at the DELSU Campus in Abraka, Ethiope-East Local Government Area.

Meanwhile, Provost of the Oleh Campus, Prof S. Emosairue, said that the issue was a university matter, and that the institution would respond to it.