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Ododo reassures CUSTECH students of improved security

Ododo reassures CUSTECH students of improved security

…promises to immortalize 2 slain students

Ahmed Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi State, has reassured students and the management of the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) Osara of improved security on the university campus.

The governor stated this when he met 29 students of the university who were rescued from their abductors that attacked the university campus and took away 31 students on May 9, 2024.

In a move to restore confidence and demonstrate the commitment of his administration to the safety and security of students and educational institutions in the state, the governor promised to complete the perimeter fencing of the university within 16 weeks and ensure full security surveillance of the campus with the capacity for 24 hours emergency response by security agencies.

Governor Ododo said that he would work with the management of the university to consistently review the security architecture of the school and make improvements where necessary in line with the Safe School Initiative of the state government, stressing that nothing will deter his administration from making education accessible to young people in the state.

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Ododo equally promised to immortalize the two slain students of the university, James Anajuwe and Caleb Musa who were killed by their abductors. He also inspected the university’s Senate Building, new male and female hostel projects and the demonstration farms.

In his remark, Wemi Jones, Commissioner for Education, Kogi State, commended the governor for the decisive steps taken to rescue 29 of the 31 abducted students.

He prayed for the slain students, assuring that the government will prevent a repeat of the unfortunate incident in the university.

Earlier in his welcome address, Abdulrahman Salawu, vice chancellor of CUSTECH, expressed appreciation to Governor Ododo for the fatherly role he has continued to play in the lives of the students since their abduction and after their release from captivity as well as his support for the families of the deceased students.

He pledged the cooperation of the university management to ensure speedy development of the institution as desired by Governor Ododo’s administration.