The Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE), has announced a lecture-free day following a tragic incident where a truck fatally crushed a 100-level student, Taiwo Gbolahan, along the Ikole-Oye highway in the state.

The late student, Taiwo Gbolahan, met his untimely death while on his way to school when a truck collided with the motorcycle he was riding, resulting in a fatal accident.

The late Taiwo Gbolahan, a 100-level student and class governor of the Quantity Survey Department, tragically lost his life in the accident that occurred on Friday morning.

The announcement of the lecture free-day was made by Wole Balogun, the Special Adviser on Media Matters to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina, in a statement titled “Condolence Message And Lecture Free Day.”

The statement partly reads; “The University has received the sad news of the loss of one our students in a ghastly motor accident on Ikole-Oye highway today. This is in spite of the spirited and prompt efforts of the Directorate of University Medical Services to render help and convey the student to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido, for comprehensive attention.

“Immediately the news got to the University management that the accident occurred, we sent ambulance and logistics to admit the deceased at Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti.

“His parents were informed and his daddy was at the hospital, the University shouldered the hospital bill and treatment for him began earnestly, it was when he was in the theatre that the unfortunate happened.

“The Vice- Chancellor and the entire University send its condolences for this unfortunate loss.

“Consequently, I wish to declare that Saturday the 17th of December is hereby declared a lecture free -day as mark of respect for the lost soul.

“Please, be rest assured that the University as a tradition will pay the parents a condolence visit immediately and equally improve on any matter which borders on welfare and the comfort of all students.”

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