The Government of Ekiti State and Kogi State have successfully evacuated students who are indigenes from crisis spots in Jos, Plateau state following the security challenges that occured in the North Central State during the past week.
Mouthpiece NGR recalls that authorities of UNIJOS had last week suspended academic activities to ease tension and make it possible for the Government to move the students out of the troubled state.
The operations were carried out with the support of security agencies who provided adequate security cover for the journey from Jos.
It was learnt that Governor Bello of Kogi State gave a marching order to his Chief of Staff, Abdulkareem Asuku, to ensure no single Kogi student was caught up in the ensuing violence rocking Plateau.
The Chief of Staff was said to have immediately swung into action by working closely with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Sports, Hon. Jibril Oludare Ahmadu and the newly elected National President of the National Association of Kogi Students, Rachael Mojirola Balogun, to coordinate the immediate evacuation of the students.
Mouthpiece NGR gathered that the sensitive mission sanctioned by the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, was led by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Student Matters, Mr. Moses Ademiloye, who safely returned to Ado-Ekiti, Sunday night with the young indigenes.
On hearing of the plight of the stranded young Ekiti indigenes, Governor Fayemi spared no cost in facilitating the logistics and security required for their safe evacuation in line with the government’s commitment to the welfare, safety, and security of all Ekiti indigenes at home and abroad.