The Students’ Union body of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko has allotted time to when heavy-duty trucks will be permitted to ply the popular Akungba-Ikare road.
The body through the union president, Kolade Olumide Ogunsanmi (Multiple) made this known in a video received by News Digest and was posted on social media while decrying the continuous road accidents in Akungba.
The Akungba-Ikare road links neighbouring towns such as Owo and Akure by the South and Lokoja, Abuja, Niger, Kaduna, Kano by the North has been experiencing different accident cases.
On the 23rd of January, 2022, the students of Adekunle Ajasin University had stormed the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter with the hashtag #January23Memory to remember their colleagues who died on the 23rd of January, 2021, due to an accident that occurred very close to the school main gate. The accident claimed the lives of students, including the former students’ union President, Adesomoju Oluwatobi Samuel, popularly known as Sampraise.
Today, February 1, 2022, an accident had again occurred on the narrow Akungba road and claimed lives.
In the video, Kolade Olumide said the trucks plying the road should only be permitted to move at night and not during the day when students and residents of the community are going about their daily activities.
“They (trucks and trailers) should be allowed to move at night not in the afternoon. Our students have resumed”, he said.
He appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency come to the rescue of the community as it has become a death rap for students and residents of the community.
He said, “We are telling the governor, the federal government and all stakeholders involved in this menace that we don’t want to see any truck plying Akungba-Ikare road during the day”.
Meanwhile, the school main gate of the institution has been under lock since the January 23rd, 2021 accident case and findings indicate that there is no feasibility of reopening it any time soon.
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