In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, September, 2020

Kogi Polytechnic Declares Three Lecture-Free Days

Kogi Polytechnic Declares Three Lecture-Free Days

Scene of the incident

Based on The Nation, the authorities of the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP) Lokoja has declared three lecture free days in reminiscence of those who died in Wednesday’s tanker explosion in Felele, alongside the Lokoja-Abuja freeway.

The tanker explosion which occurred round eight.30am, and fewer than three kilometres from the state-owned polytechnic’s important gate, claimed the lives of a minimum of 25 individuals, together with 5 college students of the establishment, three nursery faculty pupils and passersby. They have been burnt past recognition.

The crash which was stated to have been brought on by brake failure within the gasoline laden tanker concerned 5 vehicles, two bikes and three tricycles, all of which went up in flames within the ensuing inferno.

The varsity administration in an announcement issued by the Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs. Uredo Omale, a replica of which was made out there to The Nation on Thursday stated the choice was reached on the finish of an emergency assembly of stakeholders.

Omale additional disclosed that three different workers members of the varsity who survived the accident sustained various diploma of accidents.

It learn: “The administration of the Kogi State Polytechnic has declared Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th September, 2020, as lecture-free days in honour of members of the polytechnic neighborhood affected by the inferno brought on by the tanker explosion within the early hours of Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020.

“The choice was reached at an emergency stakeholders assembly of the establishment instantly after probably the most regrettable incident.

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“The stakeholders comprising of the principal officers, deans, administrators, the chief safety officer, the general public relations officer and scholar union leaders, additionally resolved that ordinary educational actions are to proceed on Monday, 28th September, 2020.

“A significant resolution on the assembly was the establishing of a committee to do a cautious and thorough identification verify of members of workers and college students affected by the inferno with the view to ascertaining the character and stage of harm performed to them.”

The committee, chaired by the Dean, Faculty of Artwork, Design and Printing, Mr. Pedro Peter Akande has to this point reported that three members of workers sustained accidents within the incident.


“The recognized members of workers who, although sustained minor accidents, have been rushed to the Hajiya Hauwau Oziohu Bello (Polytechnic) Well being Centre, handled and discharged instantly. They’re in very steady circumstances.

“Whereas particulars of the identities of these affected by methods of dying or accidents are but to be totally ascertained, administration and your entire polytechnic deeply mourn and sympathise with victims and their households over the unhappy incident.

“The polytechnic will avail members of the general public with particulars of members of workers and college students who may need misplaced their lives or sustained extreme accidents as correct particulars are unraveled at the side of related safety companies.”

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