FUL Operates at half hours over Death of Two Students.
* Introduces Transit buses to ease transportation.
The Management of Federal University Lokoja has commiserated with the parents and guardians of the two students of the institution who lost their lives during the week, praying to God to repose the departed souls.
Just as it expressed great shock by the loss of the students, Miss Mary Matthias who died after a brief illness at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja and Miss Maryjane Imaobong whose death occurred via a ghastly motor accident around Oworo Estate of the Felele area of Lokoja on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relation Officer of the University, Daniel Ikechukwu copy of which was made available to journalists in Lokoja on Saturday, stated that this was a sad moment for the citadel of learning.
While University acknowledged these great losses and the pain the parents, friends and colleagues of these students may be going through, it wishes to inform the public that the unfortunate death of Maryjane occurred after school hours when all the students had retired to their respective homes.
The statement noted that the accident occurred far away from the university environment, and the student was alleged to have left her house after sharing on her social medial status that she was bored at home and needed to relax outside her residence.
The University also wishes to inform the public about measures put in place by the management to address some of the concerns it had identified even before the students observed them.
On Security, the management has reiterated the its commitment for the safety of
the lives of students and staff the University.
The Vice-Chancellor had directed that all lectures and engagements with students at all levels must terminate at 16:00 hours, and students must vacate the Felele Campus at 17:00 hours latest.
While the University management had made concerted efforts to provide two buses to convey students to and from Felele in the interim, other plans are almost concluded to engage services of other interested transporters in conveying students at a fee highly discounted.
Two of these buses are currently operational, totalling four, fully engaged to ease the movement of students.
The Vice-Chancellor on behalf of management prays for the repose of the souls of the fallen future leaders and ambassadors of this great institution. And wishes to state unequivocally that measures are in place to further strengthen the plans already in place to provide a more conducive learning environment.
He is using this opportunity to appeal to her students to shun any violent approach that may further create tension at the expense of the peace FUL is known for.