The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has warned Dangote Cement Plc to fulfill promises made to families of AAUA tragedy victims.
Recall that palpable fear struck the institution on the 23rd of January, 2021, that claimed the life of the immediate past SUG president of the institution (Sam Praise).
In a statement signed on Sunday by NANS Vice President external affairs, Akinteye Babatunde Afeez, he said that the promise made by the company has not been taken with a pinch of salt let alone being fulfilled till date.
He described the act as a lack of accountability, remorse, empathy and compassion on the families of all the deceased students.
The incident which took lives of promising students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, included the then President of the Students’ Union Government, Comr. Adesomoju Samuel– popularly known and addressed by the nickname “𝐒𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐒𝐄”, in what has now been described as the bloodiest day in AAUA history.
The statement reads in part, “It is on record– both officially and publicly– that subsequent upon this mishap, DANGOTE CEMENT PLC, which is the parent company responsible for the tragedy, pledged to immediately immortalize the victims of the tragic mishap as part of its appeasement to their families.
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“It is on record– both officially and publicly– that subsequent upon this mishap, DANGOTE CEMENT PLC, which is the parent company responsible for the tragedy, pledged to immediately immortalize the victims of the tragic mishap as part of its appeasement to their families.
“Sequel to this, we write to issue a 14-day ultimatum to DANGOTE CEMENT PLC to fulfill the promise made to the families and as well immortalize the victims of the accident with immediate effect. Let it be stated in emphatic terms that failure to comply with this will be taken as a challenge to the association and by extension, barefaced affront to the entire populace of Nigerian students, which we shall not hesitate to confront with all sense of aggression by the RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT OF ALL VEHICLES BELONGING TO DANGOTE CEMENT PLC IN SOUTH WEST, AND ALSO SHUTTING DOWN THEIR OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTER IN LAGOS. while also adopting other measures that the company may not be able to conceive let alone envisage even in their wildest imagination.
Having said this, we shall take a brief pause for now and watch, with a keen sense of observation, the chain of events that will happen within the next 14 days. A word is enough.”
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