Unilag Students Walk Against Suicide

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Written by Osas Irianele

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At a time where suicide is on the high, especially among youths, in this part of the world, it is quite timely that youths encourage and inspire one another to see the beautiful side of life.

To this effect, students of the University of Lagos have staged a Walk Against Suicide on their campus.

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The walk, which ran from June 6-8, was staged by students of the Fagunwa Hall of Residence of the school.

The Fagunwa Walk Against Suicide is an initiative of the Fagunwa Hall executives and its residents, dedicated to a 100 level Business Administration student, Ariyibi Ayomide, who reportedly took her life by drinking sniper insecticide after series of shaming by her roommates and other people for allegedly stealing and other students who took their own lives.

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The Walk Against Suicide is an initiative to discourage suicide and the thought of it. It’s a walk to encourage the value of life and living.

The first day started with the trade fair to commensurate the 3-day campaign, after which the walk commenced.

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Residents of the female hostel wore branded shirts to support the movement, which saw the students walk through the hostels on the university’s main campus, Jaja, Mariere and Moremi, down to the hostels on Ransome Kuti Road – Biobaku, Kofo and Amina hostels respectively and back to Fagunwa Hall.

They also engaged in a talk to discourage suicide, which held at the hostel’s relaxation centre and ended with refreshments.

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Hopefully, this will serve as a deterrent to young ones to see that there are people out there who actually care about their lives and reduce or out rightly curb suicide among Nigerians.

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