Monday 25 March 2024



By: Wilson Bako (Lafia),

Nasarawa State Government and the authority of the state-owned University have been blamed for what has been observed as a situation that could have been avoided following the death of students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Which is the main opposition political party in the state has blamed the ugly situation that led to the death of the innocent students of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, on poor arrangements on the way and manner in which palliative were to be distributed.

In a statement signed by the party's State Chairman, Mr. Francis Orogu, the party frowned at the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule, for what it described as insensitivity to the plight of the citizenry.


The PDP stated that it received with deep shock and grief, the death of some students of the State University, which was as a result of a stampede that broke out in the institution for the sake of the distribution of palliative to the students.

The party described the entire incident as unfortunate pointing out that, “it was also uncalled for bearing in mind that the entire episode which was avoidable could have been averted if proactive measures were taken by the authorities”.

The PDP in the state, while expressing surprise stated that “Why would the authority concerned embark on the distribution of palliative to a university community in such an unorganized manner when there are well-structured platforms such as Faculties, Unions, and Religious groups in the institution that would have handled such distribution in an orderly and more matured way”.

The statement further explained that, while its members are grieving over the needless death of these innocent students and those who sustained various degrees of injuries, the party is further extending its sincere heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased students, while praying for the quick recovery of those that sustained various degree of injuries

“As a party, we join all well-meaning Nigerians, families, Nasarawa State University, Keffi Community, and the entire people of the state in mourning and we also express our profound grief over the needless death of our dear students'. PDP stated.

Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Sule has expressed deep concerns over the deaths of the students, which was as a result of the stampede at the State University, Keffi

The Governor has described the incident as unfortunate and promised to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to it.

Governor Sule has given assurance that all those found to be involved would be dealt with according to the law of the land.      


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