Ilaro Community Centre visits communities, military offices for advocacy campaign

Tope Oyewole
L-R: Ag:Director ,Mr Ayokunle Ola ,HRH Olu of Yewa Land,Rev.Akindele Matthew,Dr.Hamed Adeyanju
L-R: Ag:Director ,Mr Ayokunle Ola ,HRH Olu of Yewa Land,Rev.Akindele Matthew,Dr.Hamed Adeyanju


The news of the newly established Community Study Centre at Ilaro is reaching the nooks and crannies of Yewa Land on daily basis, as another series of advocacy campaign was carried out from Tuesday, August 23 to Friday, August 26, 2022.

Ag. Director  of the centre, Ayokunle M. Ola, led a team consisting of Dr. Hamed Adeyanju, Comrade Abiodun Olumuyiwa Olakanmi, and other chiefs who were the strengths behind the establishment of the centre, to the advocacy visits in the environs.


Mr.Ayokunle ola (4th-R) posed with the members of vigilante group

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, the advocacy team interacted with the Assembly of Yewa Land, Police Officers at the Police Area Command, Ilaro Yewa.

The gathering was told of how learning in NOUN transcends all barriers such as ASUU strikes, which have become a usual occurrence in the Nigerian universities and causing students and parents to have low trust in the education system.

Ag: Director Ilaro study centre addressing the community vigilante group

Questions asked by the Police Officers were satisfactorily answered.

Also the campaign team went to neighbouring towns, most importantly Igbogila where it had a discourse with the king and groups of the inhabitants about what the National Open University of Nigeria stands for.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the same advocacy campaign was taken to the Divisional Office of both the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and also to Ilaro Recreation Club.

Police officers at the area command Ilaro Yewa after the advocacy lecture

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the team visited the Nigeria-Republic of Benin border where it interacted with the Custom, Immigration, and Public Health Officers.

On the final day of the advocacy visits, both existing and prospective students of the university were at the centre, assembled and dialogued with, where the acting director informed them that only administrative activities are ongoing currently as academic activities at the centre are still in the process.