The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko Students’ Union (AAUASU), has called on the Dangote Group to fulfill its promise made to the families as well immortalise the victims of the January 23rd, 2021 accident within two weeks.
AAUASU in a statement signed by its president, Comr. Adekanye Mayomi Adeboye, known as INEC, stated that failure on the part of Dangote Group to fulfill the promises would lead to actions detrimental to the company’s economy.
According to the statement, the failure of Dangote Group to fulfill its promise to the families of slain students was tantamount to idleness and frivolousness which amounts to irresponsibility on the part of the company.
The statement titled “Unfulfilled promise on the part of Dangote Group” read in part, It’s quite derisory and acidulous that the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa, Dangote Group has failed the spirits of the dead and as well failed the entirety of the students of ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY AKUNGBA AKOKO ONDO STATE which of course is a disappointment to the body of all Nigerian Students.
“The mass media are our witnesses and we all can recall vividly, that on 21st January, 2021 a gory and infelicitous accident stroke like a thunder at the now closed University’s Main Gate of the above mentioned university which claimed the life of over 10 students of the university.
“One of the victims of this regrettable incident was a final year student of law and the then Students’ Union President of the same university whose name was “ADESOMOJU SAMUEL” with the sobriquet “SAMPRAISE” on campus which of course is a huge loss to the league of vibrant ALUTA COMRADES.
“It’s a settled and undisputed fact that compensation no matter how enormous cannot equate the lost lives of the deceased.
“However, the compensation promised by Dangote Group to the families of the deceased’s has not been fulfilled which is tantamount to idleness and frivolousness to an extent which amounts to irresponsibility on the part of Dangote Group.
“In lieu of the above, the students’ union representing over 25,000 students of ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY AKUNGBA AKOKO ONDO STATE wish to remind DANGOTE GROUP that the fulfillment of her promise made to the families and as well immortalize the victims of the accident with immediate effect is now inevitable and should be seen to be done within a time range of two weeks.
“Subsequent failure on the part of Dangote Group with respect to this subject matter will lead to actions detrimental to the economy of this said industry.
“Flowing from the aforementioned, we join our voices with the voices of our sister students body, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to join in executing actions detrimental to Dangote Group at large. Our intentions are clear as our demand hence, we flow with the Latin Maxim “res ipsa loquitur” i.e the facts speak for themselves.”
Recall that EDUGIST reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Sunday, 9th of July gave the company fourteen  days ultimatum to fulfill its promise or faced restriction of its trucks in Southwest as well as shutdown of its Lagos State headquarters.
By: FRIDAY OMOSOLA