Ondo Students’ body visits Akungba, says over 20 persons died in accident

The National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) has
visited Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko to commiserate with the student community over last Saturday’s accident.

The Students’ body led by its Global President, Comrade Ayoade said
the losses were tragic as over twenty people were confirmed dead.

He added that the visitation to the school health centre and Federal Medical Centre to see the survivors saddened the heart.

Kikiowo urged government at all levels to take immediate actions to avert reoccurrence of such tragic incident .

He called on the federal and state governments to dualise the Akungba road as a matter of urgency.

He added , “We want to use this opportunity to also commiserate with parents and families who have lost their loved ones. We can only hope that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss.

“While commending the closure of the campus main gate by the school authority, he said the gesture must be ensured to last till the road is expanded and dualized.

“The State Government must also, as a stop-gap, order and enforce a re-routing for heavy-duty vehicles. The Ipele route, instead of the University route should serve long vehicles till the expansions and dualization of the road are achieved.

“We also want to commend the State Government who has promised to foot the bills of the admitted students at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owo.

‘However, we will like to encourage the Government to follow through this order”, he said.