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Drug peddlers sack school in Lagos

DRUG peddlers and addicts have sacked teachers and pupils of Oremeji Primary School, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government and turned the school into their full time joint.

A visit to the school revealed that, the school building which is one of the State’s millennium schools has since become a shadow of its old self.

Adewale Olaitan, a pupil of the school said that they were sacked by the drug sellers and addicts who consistently thronged the school premises during study hours, adding that their presence used to disturb them a lot to the point of distrupting their classes because of the odour oozing out from their drugs, particularly marijuana. Olaitan noted that they had endured the challenge for long. But few months ago, the school authority had to relocate the pupils to avert any health effect.
They were relocated to Oluwa primary school where the students are now facing the problem of over population and shortage of teachng materials.

“Immediately they vacated the building, the drug sellers and addicts took over the ground floor of the building.

They also have strange neighbours in some mushroom churches who now use the first floor, as their worship centres,” our source added.

Some of the churches who now occupy part of the two-storey building with 15 blocks of classroom are: The Door of Life Deliverance Ministry, Key of David Christian Centre and others.

Investigations also reveal that speculators have also encroached on the school land, prospecting for buyers apart from building some shanties there.

Responding to enquiries on the development, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Aderemi Ibirogba said that government officials have gone to inspect the school and they have discovered that land squatters have encroached on the land.

According to Ibirogba; “Very soon,government will be sending enforcement team to the school to halt further encroachment and evict those who have trespassed on the land.
The structures erected on our land are shanties. And we all know that the state government does not give approval plan for erection of shanties.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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