Late Nifemi Bernard

LAUTECH investigates death of final-year student

The Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Tuesday, April 27, has stated that it is committed to a full investigation into the death of a final year student of the institution, Asefon Nifemi Bernard.

According to IgbereTV reports, the graduating student of the Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, died after falling into a soakaway in his hostel on Thursday, April 22, while attempting to switch on the electricity.

Acting Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu, gave this assurance while addressing the leadership of the South West Zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), led by the Deputy Coordinator, South West, Comrade Oladimeji Uthman. It was reported that the students shut down the gate of the institution following the incident.

Speaking to the students, Liasu observed that the death was unfortunate and a rude shock, noting that management was pained at the occurrence and have therefore committed to getting to the root of the matter to guide against future occurrence. Liasu also called on the students’ leaders to educate their members on responsible unionism and discourage the destruction of public property at the slightest opportunity.

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