Dangote Group has sent a condolence message to the management of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State after fatal truck accident.
Recall that an unfortunate accident caused by a Dangote Group truck on Saturday, January 23, 2021, claimed the lives of students and residents in Akungba, which resulted to the indefinite suspension of the school’s academic activities.
According to reports, the truck accident killed eight students and seven residents.
The management of Dangote Group of Companies in reaction to the public outcry paid a visit to the university management and sent their condolence message to the university community and the families of the deceased.
In a condolence message sent to the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, the Dangote Group represented by the General managing director, Michel Puchercos said,
“On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the Dangote Cement Plc, allow me to extend my deepest condolences to you and the entire academic community of the Adekunle Ajasin University, on the sad demise of those students who were affected by the unfortunate truck incident which occurred recently at Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West LGA of Ondo State.
“As a responsible Organization, we care a lot about the well-being of people and we have ongoing initiatives to encourage the youths in our host communities in their chosen carrer and livelihoods.
“We are also parners with several universities in the provision of facilities and grants to promote overall quality education.
“Already, strict internal control measures are in place across the Cement Group operations to check and sanction all erring drivers or third party officials who through their careless actions cause avoidable accidents or loss of innocent lives.
“May Almighty God give you the entire Akungba academic community, and the families of the affected students the fortitude to bear this great loss.”
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