Kwara Students Protest Against Cigarette Factory In Varsity Community


The Coalition of Muslim Students and Youths of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter, yesterday, held a peaceful protest against the renewal of import license to a cigarette-producing factory located within the University of Ilorin community.

Addressing journalists during the protest, state coordinator of the group, Mallam Saadu Billaminu Olawale, called on the Board of Customs and Legal Department to halt the process of renewing import license for Orion Agro Industries‎ Nigeria Limited Ilorin, saying it would negatively impact on more than 20,000 students living in the area.

Olawale said the moral sanity of the university environment should be maintained, stressing that majority of the students in the community are Muslims, who are not comfortable with the activities of the cigarette factory.

“We are here because of the planned attempt by the Customs to renew import license for Orion Agro Industries, when the information filtered to town that this company is about to recommence its…

Source: Leadership Newspaper