June 13, 2024

Numerous Covenant University students in Ota, Ogun State, are reportedly hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning in the institution’s dining facilities. According to multiple sources interviewed by NEWS TOWER, the school’s medical center is overwhelmed by the high number of affected students. Despite this crisis, the university has chosen to remain silent on the issue, ignoring calls and messages from concerned individuals for an extended period.

Confirming the incident, a parent residing overseas expressed concern during a phone conversation with NEWS TOWER, on Saturday. The parent, unwilling to be quoted due to fears of their child being victimized, disclosed that their child, affected by the food poisoning, is now recovering in the school. The parent highlighted the challenges in reaching their child and criticized the school’s decision to keep the matter confidential.

Other sources also acknowledged the situation, expressing dissatisfaction with the university’s secrecy. A former university employee, requesting anonymity, suggested that the institution should have addressed the matter openly to alleviate tension. Despite the crisis unfolding, the university remains unresponsive to inquiries about the cause of the food poisoning and the measures being taken to manage the situation.

It is noteworthy that Covenant University, following a ban on the use of phones imposed by the university founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo, has restricted students from using phones on campus. This restriction complicates communication with affected students, as they are unable to use mobile devices, and the university officials remain evasive regarding the unfolding crisis.

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