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Ugwuanyi evacuates Enugu students in UNIJOS

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Enugu State Government has safely evacuated 135 indigenes studying at University of Jos (UNIJOS) to their respective homes, following the crisis in Jos, Plateau State.

The Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Students Affairs, Chidi Ilogebe, disclosed that 37 students returned to Enugu, yesterday, 28 were taken to Abuja to join their families, while others were taken to their preferred destinations amid tight security.

The governor, in the wake of the Jos crisis, had directed Ilogebe to take immediate steps to ensure that Enugu students in UNIJOS were evacuated from the school to safety.

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Ilogede disclosed that he led a delegation to receive students from UNIJOS, who returned to Enugu about 10p.m., yesterday.

One of the evacuated students, Anthony Onah, expressed gratitude to the governor for his proactivity, concern and commitment to the welfare of Enugu indigenes, irrespective of where they reside.

He revealed that the governor’s action spurred other governors from the South East to send rescue teams to evacuate their people from UNIJOS.

“The Association of Enugu State Students in UNIJOS is proud of you (Ugwuanyi) for the fatherly role you played,” he added.

Also, a 300-level student of Marketing, Olivia Nebeokike, said she was dumbfounded at the governor’s gesture, stressing that they did not believe that their state government could come looking for them at the time they were in distress.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of UNIJOS Students Union Government (SUG), Ebenezer Iloadinma, an indigene Enugu, equally thanked Ugwuanyi for the gesture.

He also thanked the governor’s aide, Iloegebe, for facilitating the move, maintaining that they deeply appreciate the governor’s efforts as well as his good works in Enugu.

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