LAFIA— Hopes of students that the Nassarawa State University would re-open for academic activities soon have been dashed as the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura has ordered that the institution should remain closed until further notice.
Deputy Governor, Damishi Luka, spoke on behalf of his principal on the occasion of the presentation of report of the committee which investigated the recent students’ unrest over poor water supply in the institution, leading to alleged death of some of the students.
His words: “While government was still awaiting the report of the investigation Committee, the management of the university took a unilateral decision to re-open the institution without due consultation”.
“It is also worthy to note that the critical issues that led to the crisis are yet to be resolved. Government views the posture of the university in this direction as pre-emptive of the report of the investigation committee. As if to express the concern of government, the committee has appealed that its recommendations be looked into first before the university is re-opened.
“Therefore, the Nasarawa State University, Keffi will remain closed until the fundamental problems that culminated in the crisis are satisfactorily addressed within the shortest possible time. In doing so, government will be guided by the Committee’s findings.”
The university authorities had announced that the school which was closed after the violent riot in January would be re-opened from Sunday, April 28.
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