Students of Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture on Monday took the streets to protest over a fatal accident that occured on Sunday 3rd of October 2021 at Ikot-Ekpene road by the axis of timber market in Umuahia, Abia State.
The accident took the life of a final Year student of fishery department identified as Queen.
The Road Hosts Forest Research Institute Umuahia, Timber Market Umuahia, Abia State University Umuahia Campus, Government College Umuahia, National Roots Crop Institution, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Ndi Oru Market and Ikwuano Local Government Area Headquarter.
Reports had it that 3 days after her final year exams , Blessing went out to a gas station to fill her gas cylinder only to be crushed by a moving trailer with faulty break.
The students blocked the ever busy Ikot-Ekpene road to express their grievances.
The said road is a federal road begging for federal government’s attention.
Chief Sam Onuigbo, member representing Ikwuano/ Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency in Abia, in a live radio program in Umuahia, said he has written several letters to the arm of the government who has the responsibility to award contract for the sake of prompt rehabilitation.
Also, the Abia state commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu also in a live radio program hinted that the state governor has directed a contractor to currently mobilize to the road for prompt repair.
The students were seen taking the protest to the government house and vowed not relent until they are addressed.
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