Palliatives Distribution: Governor Sule Mourns Death Of NSUK Students

Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has mourned the death of some students of the Nasarawa State University Keffi as a result of a stampede over palliatives that were set to be distributed at the institution.

In a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Governor Sule expressed shock at the sad event which happened in the early hours of Friday March 22, 2024.

The press release also quotes the Governor as saying: “I pray their souls rest in peace. Our thoughts and condolences go to their families and friends at this moment of grief. These young people’s lives cut short at their prime under such circumstance is painful.”

The statement disclosed that the Governor has since directed the authorities of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi and security agencies to commence immediate investigation into the unfortunate occurrence with a view to unveiling and possibly prosecuting those behind it.

The Governor called for calm while assuring that the Nasarawa State Government under his leadership will
not be distracted but continue with the distribution of palliatives towards ameliorating the hardship face by students and the people of the State in general.

Recall that the Nasarawa State Governor had come up with the initiative to distribute rice and N5000 cash each to students in all tertiary institutions in the State.

The palliatives were successfully distributed at the Federal University, Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic,Lafia, College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, the School of Nursing, Lafia as well as the College of Education, Akwanga.

Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa and the College of health Technology, Keffi had also benefited.

According to some eye witnesses, barely hours before the flag-off of the distribution of palliatives at NSUK, suspected hoodlums and some misguided students forced their way into the school’s convocation ground to cart away the rice kept at the venue meant for distribution as palliatives to students.

Reports say that up to seven lives were lost in the incident with many others sustaining injuries.

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