NANS Indicts School Management For ATBU Bridge Tragedy

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has indicted the management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, for the tragic collapse of a bridge in the school leading to the death of three students.

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The association, among others, demanded compensation to the families of the students that lost their lives on August 3 and the award of admissions and scholarships to qualified members of their families.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the National President of the association, Danielson Akpan, said the Executive Council of NANS went round the school to identify the causes of the tragedy.

“The Students Union Government was able to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that they drew the attention of the management to the state of the bridge and the need to address it immediately,” the statement read.

“This was ignored by the management and the result was the death of students on Aug, 3.

“Secondly, we also discovered a serious disconnection and communication gap between the management of ATBU and the Students Union Government (SUG) as a major reason for inaction on the part of management.”