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FUOYE sets up panel to investigate cause of protest



The Vice Chancellor (VC) of Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun , has set up a 12-member investigative panel to unravel the cause of Tuesday’s protest by students of the institution.

‎The Director of Administration, FUOYE, Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, in statement, said that the step was part of measures to prevent such occurrence and promote academic excellence, also promised to sanitize the university system.

‎He said that the panel, has the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasinaas chairman and Mrs Blessing Eyiolorunpe, is the secretary.


Other members are Prof. Peter Oladele, Mr Paul Ogidi, Dr Dosu Malomo, Dr Oyedokun Alli, Dr Chika Asoqwa, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim and representative of the Nigeria Police Force.

Others are officers of the Department of Security Service (DSS), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

‎Odusanya said that the panel will submit its reports within two weeks from Friday.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one students was reportedly killed during the protest which turned violent on Tuesday evening.

NAN reports that the students killed was on Thursday buried.

The Nigerian police have been blamed for the death of two students during the protest, but have refused to take responsibility.

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