Due to the past sardonic occurrences of accident, claiming lives and property, the students have been so much concerned and pleading that a final solution should be brought to the situation.
The Students’ Union has been doing all it could to make sure the lives of her people are save. Ranging from spiritual aspects (prayer walks and other spiritual undertakings) to physical actions(mounting barricades, proposing speed limit sign and others).
After the last accident that happened around Adefarati, on Ikare to Akungba road, it was fascilitated that the Governor of Ondo state, H.E Rotimi Akeredolu visited the scene of the accident. People poured out their plights and the union was duly represented by its President, Comrade Obagunwa Supreme. The Governor promised to find a lasting solution to stop the road accident on Akungba roads.
As efforts are being made, both spiritual and physical, to stop the evil, another accident occurred some days ago, which claimed three lives.
The Office of the Public Relations Officer noted with concern, the opinions of the students and laid a platform on ‘a channel for the union’ for people to say their minds on what they think should be done to stop accident on the roads.
Majority of those who answered, suggested the mounting of bumps on the road. But another Comrade, Baba Shade suggested that bumps might not be a lasting solution because the topography of the town would make things worst. He said ” Bumps won’t stop this itch, it will even become worse you can’t put bumps on a hilly road, it will be so bad, let the government dredge the road like that of Ikare and make it double lane and this madness will stop”
Some people also opined that the road should be dualised, this was part of the solutions discussed with the state Government.
In one of the opinions yesterday, a student who goes by the name Uthman Albdulazeez also suggested in full words below;
“Good evening Com. BarryFem.
Yeah, by accessing and studying the nature of the accidents that occurred.
Firstly, those accidents were caused by a vehicle coming from Ikare road, and the major cases are over speeding and brake failure. Looking at this, it tells us that the first solution to bring in should be on how to reduce road users’ speed to a certain limit, within the student’s vicinity.
Mind you leader, the causing of accidents are not limited to trailers only, cars, bus, bike kills too. All should be considered when providing a solution.
My suggestion is this, we can first raise the awareness for speed reduction by erecting display boards to notify motorists that students are on the road and they shouldn’t speed beyond a certain speed.
The second suggestion is by molding speed breakers on the road, starting as far as Ikare road if possible to Iwaro junction.
I think we should be having hold-ups is better than losing students.
No one knows who’s next.
I do commend your administration under the leadership of Com. Supreme. For putting the students at heart always but I think there is still more to be done.
I hope my suggestions will be looked at, help to pass this to the President and I wish to have his contact also.
Thanks, Aluta Parrot.”
In conclusion, we want to state it emphatically, that the union is very concerned about how to stop the lugubrious happenings, to protect and promote the students interests and fight for their rights.
Coupled with the measures taken by the union, it shall be ensured that proper attention is paid to the road for a lasting solution.
Most importantly, let’s not stop praying against evil occurrences in our land.
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