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NANS Tasks Mimiko On Pledges To 2012 Accident Victims 


Comrade Abiodun supported with crutches amid other student leaders 

Comrade Abiodun supported with crutches amid other student leaders 

NATIONAL Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the survivors of the ghastly motor accident that claimed the lives of four student leaders and many others injured in 2012, have appealed to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State to fulfill the promises he made to the victims, when he visited them in the hospital. 

In a Memorial rally tagged: Aluta Tears, held in honour of the victims in Akure, during the week by National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), student leaders across South West have said the students died for the emancipation of Nigerian students. 

Addressing the crowd, NANS Joint Campus Committee (JCC) Chairman, Ondo Axis, Mr. Kowe Odunayo of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), stated that July 13 every year from 2012 has remained a memorable day to all students in the state.  

The NAOSS President, Comrade Iwakun Adeolu, said: “National Association of Ondo State Students, National Body, will continue to immortalise the students. We call on all necessary agencies, NGOs and Ondo State Government to rehabilitate and treat those that sustained various degrees of injury.”

One of the survivors, Mr. Owonola Abiodun, 2012 NANS JCC Chairman, Ondo Axis, who joined the solidarity rally visibly in crutches, expressed disappointment that Governor Olusegun Mimiko has not lived up to his promise. 

Abiodun, who now goes about in clutches told The Guardian that the incident was a setback to his academics and has also severed him from his aged parents, who he has been avoiding for precautionary reasons. 

It was gathered that the accident happened, when the students were returning from Abuja, where they had gone to give solidarity support to Governor Mimiko, who was receiving a national award. 

The former NANS/JCC Chairman appealed to Governor Mimiko to fulfill his pledges the survivors, especially those whose conditions are critical and demands urgent attention. 

Student leaders, who died in the accident were: Ms. Oyinkansola Olootu, SUG President, School of Midwifery, Akure; Akintola Abiodun, SUG President, Adeyemi University of Education (AUE), Ondo; Dapo Awopegba, SUG President, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and Aremo Olugbenga Ibile, NANS National Vice President-External Affairs.

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