Over 80 indigenes of Ondo State studying at the University of Jos in Plateau State have commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for his immediate response to their distress call by evacuating them from their troubling tertiary institution.
According to reports, following the ongoing unrest within the Jos metropolis, some students were allegedly killed in the UNIJOS hostel.
The rescued students, including two visually impaired, were received at the Govenor’s Office, Alagbaka in Akure by the Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi and the Chief of Staff to the Govenor, Chief Olugbenga Ale.
President of the National Association of Ondo State (NAOSS), UNIJOS Chapter, Comrade Olakunle Ojumu, said the students would ever remain grateful to the state government for evacuating them from the troubling UNIJOS.
According to Olakunle, “I made a distress call to the state government following the sudden outbreak of the ongoing killing in Jos through the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ale and the government acted promptly by sending five buses, which contained 16 students each and other logistics to rescue the trapped students”.
Deputy Governor, Hon. Agoola Ajayi, expressed appreciation to God for sparing their lives, thereby averting what could have been a major calamity for the state.
Ajayi, who described Akeredolu-led government as a responsive one, thanked the students’ leader for alerting the government on the development early enough which led to the timely rescue mission.
The Deputy Governor assured the gathering that the government would continue to prioritize the safety of the citizens, irrespective of their religious and political creeds.