A Kwara State University (KWASU) lecturer and a postgraduate student of the institution reportedly died in an accident that occurred on Monday October 18.
A university bus carrying 15 staff and students was involved in the accident which occurred at Minna-Lambata road.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who commiserated with the families of the deceased said in a statement “We are devastated by this sad development involving one female lecturer and an MSc student who left a heart-wrenching message that the government has taken note of. As believers, we submit to the will of God on this development. We condole with the families of the deceased and the entire university community. We urge them to stay strong in this very trying moment.
“We also specially commend all the first responders who helped to take them to the hospitals and supported them, including Prof. Musa Aibinu, head of department of Mechatronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna; Honourable Liman Shuaib representing Suleja (Abuja); staff and management of College of Health Technology, Minna; Lambatta Medical Centre; Izon General Hospital; the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC); and the police, among others.”
Relevant authorities in the state have been directed to quickly take over the medical care of the injured.