Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, commiserated with the families of students of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto who died in a road accident in Yauri, Kebbi State, on Friday while returning to school, a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye said, describing the incident as devastating.

The statement also quoted the governor to have commiserated with the families of 20 people who died in another auto crash along Bode-Saadu-Jebba expressway, saying the development was sad.

The statement read, “The Governor mourns with the parents and families of all those affected in these accidents. He prays the Almighty God to repose their souls and comfort the families they left behind. It was indeed a very sad day,” he said in a statement.

“He also prays for speedy recovery for those injured. The government, meanwhile, is following up with every detail concerning the students who were injured in the Yauri accident. A government delegation, which comprises a Director and medical doctors, has been despatched with an ambulance to visit the students in (Yauri) Kebbi and the Teaching Hospital Sokoto where the three students who sustained serious injuries have been taken to for proper care. Another delegation will visit the two families who lost their children to share in their grief.

“The Governor especially commends the governments of Kebbi and Sokoto States for their prompt responses to the distress calls of the Kwara State Government. This is inspiring and (again) speaks to the general good nature of the people of Nigeria. He specifically commends the Secretaries to the Governments of Kebbi (Alhaji Babale Umar  Yauri) and Sokoto States (Alhaji Saidu Umaru) for personally taking over the cases of the students and ensuring they were properly attended to. The people and government of Kwara State are indeed very grateful for this kind gesture.”

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