Tanker explosion: Kogi Poly declares three lecture-free days. The authorities of the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP) Lokoja has declared three lecture free days in memory of those that died in Wednesday’s tanker explosion in Felele, along the Lokoja-Abuja highway.
The tanker explosion which occurred around 8.30am, and less than three kilometres from the state-owned polytechnic’s main gate, claimed the lives of no less than 25 people, including five students of the institution, three nursery school pupils and passersby. They were burnt beyond recognition.
The crash which was said to have been caused by brake failure in the fuel laden tanker involved five cars, two motorcycles and three tricycles, all of which went up in flames in the ensuing inferno.
The school management in a statement issued by the Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs. Uredo Omale, a copy of which was made available to our informant umerah Rapheal on Thursday said the decision was reached at the end of an emergency meeting of stakeholders.
The management of the Kogi State Polytechnic at its emergency meeting held on 23rd September 2020, directed that lectures should be suspended forthwith from 23rd September, 2020 to Friday 25th September, 2020 as as respect to our students who lost their lives in the data accident along federal road, Felele Lokoja.
Lectures are commence by Monday 28th September, 2020.
Tanker explosion: Kogi Poly declares three lecture-free days