Comrade Fashina Olatunji David popularly known as Humble Teejay, was a gallant alutarian who met his demise in 400L as a student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) after an auto-crash involving other comrades on their way to the Ogun State House, Abeokuta to protest the scrapping of TASUED.
HOW HE DIED:
In 2012, Ogun State Government, through its Commissioner for Education (Barr. Segun Odubela), with callous pronouncement of scrapping/merger plan to revert TASUED to College of Education and merged it with Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye. Students and lecturers protested the move, citing that the school was doing well with the formula (1-2-8) as the first university of education in Nigeria, second in Africa and Eight in World.
Students’ Union President, Comrade Oyekanmi Abdullaihi pka Plato led the students’ and prominent Ijebu’s leaders stood up to rescue scrapping of TASUED, it was obvious to all and sundry that the Governor is on a vengeance mission on his predecessor legacy (lack of continuity ideology)… For several weeks, the campus boiled as police tear-gassed the students, who demonstrated against the government’s plan. We pleaded with him but Mr. Governor remains cantankerous.
After much consultation, on 14th of February, 2012 at exactly 10:00am Tasuedites assemble at the university gate with a mission to converge for governor‘s office with multitude of students in order to convince him that we are highly determined to have TASUED which is our collective heritage. About ten buses conveying students/comrades left together at the campus gate heading to Abeokuta governor‘s office, the buses were nearby to Kobape, all of a sudden the tyre of one of the buses bursted , it stumbled and veer off the road before we could know what has happened things has turn tops-turvy.
It so sadden that bruises covers the body of the accident victims but it so unfortunate that one of Humble TJ‘s arm was outside before the accident occurred, he lost his right arm to the accident, he was rushed down to emergency hall at Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba Abeokuta, the university management and Tasued alumni came to our rescue at the hospital, Fashina Olatunji left the world after he saw his arm being amputated, his last statement was TASUED! TASUED!! TASUED!!! before he gave up to the ghost which shows the love he had for the existence of TASUED as a degree institution, what a pathetic and traumatic situation, we all cried bitterly and insisted that the struggle to regain their institution will continue because the spirit of Fashina will not forgive them (Tasuedites) if they abandoned the struggle, we lamented and prayed for his departed soul to continue to rest in perfect peace.
The major caption on newspapers was; “TASUED Student Buried Amid Tears”, including PM NEWS
HUMBLE TJ BIOGRAPHY
He was born on the 3rd of July 1989, at Massey Hospital Lagos Island, into the family of Mr and Mrs Fashina, he started his primary education at Gospel Nur/Pry school, went further for his secondary education at Topfield College, Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos State after while he got admission into Tai Solarin University of Education in year 2008 before he met his demise in an auto accident on their way to government house Oke- Mosan for a peaceful protest on February 14th 2012.
Until his death, Comrade FASHINA OLATUNJI DAVID (p.k.a Humble TJ), was an impeccable character, a vibrant youth, dynamic Comrade and a Vision filled Activist which sole aim is to bring a better and positive change to Nigerian youth and Nigerians at large. He was a member of Nigeria Redcross Society (school council coordinator to Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government division), a member of Clean up the World, Australia, A peer Educator on Hiv/Aids, a member of National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA), a member of Society for Family Health and G.H.A.I.N. He was the co-founder of Career Builders Initiative Nigeria. He was also a prolific writer and Author of a book called NO CROSS – NO CROWN. He has won numerous accolades and awards both locally and internationally, most notable of his award from clean Up the World Australia Award of excellence and Selfless Service to humanity. He was a God fearing Christian and also a Video-editor and a promising actor.
He is survived by parents and two younger brothers namely Fashina Olanrewaju p.k.a Sir Method and Fashina Daniel. Fashina Olatunji slept in the lord on the Valentine day, a significance of the love he has for teeming Youth all over the world on 14th February, 2012. Humble Teejay was an achiever, a selfless being and a motivator.
Compiled by Optimist Akeebu Musa Olalekan
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