Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has ordered the suspension of the ongoing capacity building workshop for members of the state’s School Governing Boards in honour of the four participants and a commercial bus driver who died in an accident on Oyo-Ogbomoso road last Wednesday.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela disclosed the governor’s directive, in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on Sunday.
The deceased, three of whom were secondary school principals, an account officer and the driver of a commercial bus conveying them died in the accident, while six others who sustained injuries are receiving treatment at the Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
They were returning to Ogbomoso after attending a workshop organized for members of the SGB by Centre for Organizational and Professional Ethics (COPE), in conjunction with the state ministry of education, science and technology, in Oyo township, when the incident occurred.
Following the governor’s directive, the commissioner said that the training scheduled for Ibarapa/Kajola and Saki/Irepo Zones earlier scheduled for January 25 and 26, had been suspended until further notice.
Besides, Olowofela, who had earlier led a delegation of top government officials on a condolence visit to the families of the deceased, said that government would foot the hospital bill of those still under admission.
While expressing regret over the incident, which he described as unfortunate and shocking, the commissioner condoled with the families of the deceased on behalf of the governor and the government. He prayed for the repose of their souls.
He, however, cautioned against politicisation of the sad incident which, he said, called for sobriety and sympathy with the deceased families and the education community in the state.
SEC Opposes Joining Of Oando In Tinubu’s Suit
Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN), on Monday opposed an applicatio seeking to join...
Man Seeks IGP’s Intervention Over Threat To Life
A police witness, Isah Abubakar, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to probe the alleged threat...
Why FG Is Interested In Developing PSIN – Oyo-Ita
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has given the rationale behind federal government’s...
Buratai To Soldiers: We Must Be Proud Of Our Nation
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has implored officers and men of the Nigerian Army (NA)...
Your Woes Are Self-inflicted, Ekiti APC Tells PDP
The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Ekiti State has advised the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to look inward...
Lagos Records 5,000 Deaths Via Road Accidents
Fresh facts have emerged that about 5,000 people died last year in Lagos State. Speaking at a one day Interfaith...
Oyo Ranks First In Cyber Crimes In S/West,Says EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office yesterday revealed that Oyo State has the highest number of...
NEWS17 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Sacks LG Staff Employed from April 2016 To Date
NEWS17 hours ago
INEC Server: Stop Heating Up Nigeria’s Polity, NANS Tell Atiku
NEWS20 hours ago
Do Away With Some Persons, APC Stakeholders Charge PMB
LAW22 hours ago
Tribunal Dismisses Atiku, PDP Application To Inspect INEC Server
COVER STORIES7 hours ago
CBN Kicks Off PMB’s 100m Jobs Project
NEWS15 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Declares Free Education in Public Schools in Adamawa
NEWS17 hours ago
FMC, Keffi Staff Protest Appointment Of New Clinical Head
FOOTBALL22 hours ago
Cameroon In Tears As England Win Overshadowed By VAR