Students victimised in FUOYE’s protest get compensation Thursday

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By Ayobami Olutaiwo, Ekiti

The management of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti in conjunction with NICON Insurance Limited have disclosed the plan to compensate the victims of the September 10 protest which led to the death of two students of the institution.

PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the compensation would be paid by NICON Insurance.

PLATFORM TIMES recalls that Okonofua Joseph of the Faculty of Education and Kehinde Dada from the Faculty of Agricultural Science died, while several students sustained gunshot injuries during a protest led by the ousted Student Union Government President, Awoodola Oluwaseun, against poor power supply in the institution on September 10th, 2019.

In a memo issued by the Acting Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Dosu Malomo and obtained by PLATFORM TIMES said the compensation would be given to both the parents of the deceased students and the injured students.

According to the Dean, the exercise will take place at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room on 6th and 7th of February, 2020 by 12pm.

“I write to inform you that the school authority has rescheduled the presentation of payment of cheque to the parents of some students that died and those that sustained permanent disability during the September 10th students’ demonstration held by the Students Union

“But note that the payment is premised on the 1,000 naira paid as insurance fee by students”.

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