UNILAG student living in waterlogged slum offered accommodation


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has offered free accommodation to the student in the viral social media report depicted in poor living conditions of a 300-level student.

The student, Aminah Ajikobi was showed in the recent video as living in a water logged apartment in a slum.

The university’s management also expressed gratitude to those who contributed to her financial support.

In a statement released by Adejoke Alaga Ibraheem, Director of Communications, UNILAG highlighted its existing support systems for indigent students through the Student Affairs Unit and urged the public to engage with these channels for assistance.

The statement read in part:

“The management wishes to appreciate members of the university community and other stakeholders for the outpouring of concern and support following the release of the now viral social media report depicting the sub-par home situation of a 300-level student of the institution.

“We have concluded investigations into the report as well as held interactions with the student and producer of the video. The student, who has since relocated from the flooded building into the home of one of her guardians, has accepted the University’s offer of accommodation on campus, for the rest of her academic sojourn in UNILAG.

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“She has also expressed gratitude to donors who have inundated her bank accounts and that of the video producer with donations running into millions of naira.”

UNILAG emphasized its commitment to the well-being of its students and outlined various support programs available through the Student Affairs Division, including:

  • Indigent Students Scheme: Provision of funds, meal tickets, and raw food items.
  • Triple A: Adopt-An-Akokite Project.
  • UNILAG Scholars Award Scheme.
  • Work-Study Programme.
  • Pay for Mentors Project.

The university management also advised the public to verify appeals for assistance through the Student Affairs Division to ensure support reaches genuine cases.

They reaffirmed their dedication to student welfare, urging students to utilize the available academic and social support programmes.

“Once again, we reaffirm our commitment to the well-being of our students and urge them to take advantage of available academic/social support programmes and channels within the University. Their wellbeing is always our priority,” the statement concluded.

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