…Calls for calm as students are getting adequate medical attention

… To Offer Counselling Sessions for traumatised students

The Lagos State Government sympathises with parents and students over the accident that occurred in Ojodu on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Two students have been confirmed dead. 12 students, including seven girls and five boys, who were injured, are recuperating in hospitals. They are in stable condition. Some students who had slight injuries have been discharged. 

The State Government will be responsible for the medical expenses of all these students.

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, commiserates with the parents who lost their children in the incident. He understands that this is a difficult time for them, praying that the Lord will comfort them. He empathises with the parents and guardians of other students in the State Health facilities, assuring them of the best medical attention.

On behalf of the Governor, Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who was at the Babs Fafunwa Millennium Senior Grammar School, Ojodu, described the incident as “quite unfortunate” and “devastating”. She has also visited medical centres where the students are being treated.

Other officials who have also visited the students at the various health centres from last night until this moment include the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Abayomi Abolaji, Directors of the Ministry, District Quality Assurance Officials and the School’s management.

Students of the schools have been asked to stay at home until January 2022. Meanwhile, arrangements are being made for trauma counselling sessions for students and teachers physically and via helplines.

Mrs. Adefisayo said: “We are working with professional counsellors and trauma experts to support us in helping students and teachers pass through this challenging time”.

The Honourable member, Lagos State House of Assembly (representing Ikeja II), Mr. Adedamola Kasunmu, Ojodu LCDA Executive Chairman, Mr. David Odunmbaku, representative of the Chairman, National Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos State Chapter, Comrade Alase Sakirudeen Adekunle and representatives of the Parents Forum have also visited the schools.

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