NANS Meets Dangote Group, Demands for justice for Students Involved in Akungba Road Mishap

The National Association Of Nigerian Students (NANS) has revealed the outcome of their meeting with the Dangote Group on behalf of students who were victims of an unfortunate accident few weeks ago.

On 23rd January, 2021 an accident which claimed 15 lives in Akungba Akoko, the community hosting the Ondo state owned institution, AAUA was caused by one of the trucks which belonged to the Dangote group.

The truck was said to have lost control close to the main gate of the institution thereby killing many while others sustained series of injuries.

However, the outcome of the meeting between the leadership of NANS and the Dangote group has been made public in a statement signed by the National President of NANS, Sunday Asefon.

According to the statement,

“Recall that NANS leadership had announced in a press statement issued after supervision of burial arrangement of the deceased students among the 15 total victims of DANGOTE truck trajedic accident of 23rd January 2021 at main gate of AAU Akungba Ondo state.

‘Demanded justice for the innocent souls lost and action against Dangote Groups in reaction to the ugly incident.

“We had in the press statement made demands to DANGOTE GROUP on the ways to avoid BOYCOTT of all her products and declaration of all her trucks persona non grata 10km away from our tertiary institution accross the country by Nigerian students in protest of the untimely death of our students caused by company recklessly truck drivers.

“Yesterday (February 11, 2021),we met with the management of Dangote Groups where we reiterated our demands on behalf of our fallen students and safety of entire Nigerian masses.”

According to the statement, the following agreements were reached:

- That Dangote Groups will compensate the family of the deseased students.

- That as part of compensation, Dangote Group should give employment slot to qualified member each of the bereaved families and where there are no qualified family member for employment, Dangote should award scholarship up to the university level to a member of the family.

- We requested that Dangote through tax arrangement with Federal Government should fix the Isua-Akungba Akoko road.

- That in their CSR, projects around the school metropolis by Dangote groups should executed and name in honor of the victims of 23rd January 2021 truck crash in AAU Akungba to immortalize all including our fallen students.

- The body also warned against unfounded claims from the media as it also noted that a committee has been set up to see to the actualization of these agreements.

“An all inclusive committee was set up to ensure the agreements reached in the meeting are executed within the stipulated time.

NANS Leadership in a meeting with Dangote Group On February 11, 2021.

“The meeting in contrary to some fifth columnists had in attendance the Senate President, Comr Chuks Okafor, Vice President National Affairs Comr Yasiz Tanko, Comr Samuel Kappo NANS Zone D Coordinator and other elected Executive of NANS, The Leadership of NANS JCC Ondo State also in attendance and the Students’ Union President of AAU – Akungba made a plea to be absent due to already scheduled important event.

“We advise those who are bent on undermining and misrepresenting the new leadership of NANS through malicious and ridiculous lies for personal reasons to be warned as their day of reckoning is near.”

“NANS under my leadership will do everything possible to ensure improve welfare and adequate protection of the interest of Nigerian Students local and global.” The statement read.

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