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NANS asks Dangote Group to compensate families of AAUA students killed by Dangote truck

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked Dangote Group to compensate families of the students who were killed on January 23, 2021, when a truck belonging to Dangote Group rammed into a shopping complex opposite the university gate.

The National President of NANS,  Sunday Asefon, had vowed to seek justice for the victims, insisting that their death would not be in vain.

In a statement entitled: “Our Colleagues Must Get Justice”, Asefon  said NANS had reached an agreement with Dangote Group to compensate families of the deceased students in a meeting that was held last week.

According to the NANS President, aside from financial compensation, Dangote Group was mandated to give employment to qualified members of each of the bereaved families.

“We made it clear that where there are no qualified family members for employment, Dangote should award scholarships up to the university level to a member of the family.

“We requested that Dangote through tax arrangements with Federal Government fix the Isua-Akungba Akoko road where the accident happened.

“That as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibilities, a project should be executed for AAUA or Akungba metropolis and should be named after the victims of January 23, 2021, truck crash to immortalise  all, including our fallen students,” he said.

He said a committee was set up to ensure that agreements reached the meeting were executed within the stipulated time.

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