OAU: Governor Adeleke reacts to Amphitheatre accident, pledges support

Ademola Adeleke, the Governor of Osun State, expresses deep sadness over the collapse of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Amphitheatre roof.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, the governor sends his thoughts and prayers to the injured students and has instructed the Commissioner for Education to work with the university to provide necessary support.

According to the statement:

“This incident, which has caused injuries to some students, is quite unfortunate, and as a government, he assured the school management and the affected students of the support of the state.

“In the interim, I have directed the Commissioner of Education to liaise with the authorities at the OAU on necessary interventions to ameliorate impacts on the affected.

“I urge the people of the state to stand in solidarity with the institution, most especially injured students, and render any available support, including donation of blood if required.

“I also pray for the quick recovery of injured students while hoping that the OAU overcomes this dastard experience in no time to be able to focus on the pursuit for academic excellence.”

The incident occurred due to heavy rainfall on Thursday morning, causing the roof to give way.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Simeon Bamire, ensured that the injured students received prompt medical care.

In a statement by the university Spokesperson, Abiodun Olanrewaju on Thursday, Prof Bamire called on students and staff to go about their academic and administrative activities.

The Amphitheatre has also been closed down by the university management.

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