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FUTA laments killing of Deputy Registrar, Arijesuyo

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Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has decried the killing of its Deputy Registrar and Head of Guidance and Counseling Unit, Student Affairs Division, Dr. Amos Arijesuyo.

A statement issued yesterday in Akure by the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, Adebanjo Adegbenro, confirmed the death of the university administrator.

“With deep regret and pain, FUTA announces the demise of one of its deputy registrars, Dr. Amos Arijesuyo, Head, Guidance and Counseling Unit, Students Affairs Division, who died on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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“He died of injuries from gunshots when his private vehicle was attacked along the Ilesa-Akure road on Saturday January 16, 2021,” the statement reads.

The Guardian learnt that suspected herdsmen shot the deceased, who was in company of three other persons in the chest and injured others, especially the driver.

It was also learnt that the driver, on spotting the bandits, made frantic efforts to escape, but they opened fire on the vehicle, hitting the occupants in sensitive parts, which led to the death of the don.

Adegbenro said Arijesuyo was returning to Akure from Ibadan, Oyo State, when his vehicle ran into an ambush of unknown gunmen, who were operating on the road around 5.30p.m.

MEANWHILE, as the Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, prepares for its 11th convocation ceremony, management has declared that it will not charge returning students for COVID-19 test.

Its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kola Sonaike, disclosed this at a media briefing to herald the 11th convocation ceremony, adding that effort was being made to ensure safety of students and visitors.

He said the university deemed it safe to resume for academic activities after meeting several validations, as required by the Federal Government in its directive to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sonaike, who returned from USA recently, recounted the rigorous test process to ascertain his COVID-19 status, said: “This shows the government is interested in protecting Nigerians from the pandemic.”

He condemned some academic unions for protesting against re-opening of schools due to the pandemic, stressing that the university was not charging students for COVID-19 test and other measures to keep them safe.

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