Akintunde Ojo

Akintunde Ojo was the third year student of the Faculty of Environmental Design of the University of Lagos shot dead in April 1978 by the police during a protest against the increment of in feeding and lodging school fee for Nigerian universities. The increment, occasioned by the belt-tightening policy of the federal government following the reversal of the oil boom, hence prosperity of the previous years, was ill-received by students across universities. Protests, which snowballed into the popular Alli Must Go struggle (Alli being the federal commissioner for education) had Akintunde Ojo lose his life. A library in the University of Lagos is named after him.

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer