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Fayemi meets FUOYE management over crisis

Priscilla Ofunre, Ado-Ekiti

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has met with the management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) over last week’s crisis which led to the death of two students of the institution.

The governor, at the meeting, vowed to get to the roots of the incident with a view to ensuring that such did to re-occur again.

Addressing the management of the institution at the Governor’s Office, in Ado-Ekiti, on Friday, the governor stated that the crisis could have resulted from communication gap between the students and the school management.

Governor Fayemi who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Biodun Omoleye, said the unfortunate incident was avoidable if the students had channeled their agitation to the school authority who could have taken up the matter and appropriately resolved it.

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The governor, however, condoled with the school management and the families of the two students that were killed.

In his remarks, FUOYE’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fashina said the ugly incident could have been avoided if the students had not regrouped after the initial demonstration in the morning.

“They shouldn’t have regrouped in the afternoon. It happened outside the University. I was still in the office working. The student Union leaders told the Commissioner of Police that they wanted to do a guided protest,” he said.