Report gathered that the Students of Ondo State College of Health Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital barricaded the entrance of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) office to express their grievances over the decision of the energy provider that threw their campus into darkness for some weeks.
The protest of the students disrupted free flow of traffic around the area in Akure for several hours.
The protesters who were seen chanting songs with demonstration of bonfire to express their displeasure over the decision of the energy provider to throw their campus into blackout for weeks, saying it is wicked, inhuman and unacceptable.
Report gathered that as early as 7am, the students of the institution bombarded, the main office of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to condemn what they described as unjustifiable disconnection of power supply on their campus.
The students further lamented the outrageous billing system of the BEDC, saying that the company is fond of issuing bills running into seven digits figure for non existent power supply.
The President of the Students Union Government of the college Comrade Adebola Mutiu who spoke with journalist said that the BEDC disconnecting team was at the school some weeks back, but were promptly turned back by the students.
Comrade Mutiu further explained that the team outsmarted the college by returning when it was least expected to disconnect the major lines supplying power to the institution.
Cross section of the students regretted that the students were forced to use lanterns and candles to read for their ongoing examinations and vowed to continue with the protest until the situation is rectified.
All efforts to get comments from the officials of BEDC proved abortive as journalists were told that the company’s Public Relations Officer was not available for comments by the security guards at the gate.
A combined team of the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) were on ground to prevent any breakdown of law and orders.