Parents and guardians in Ogun State have the cause to rejoice as the state government has commenced evacuation of students and youth corpers who are indigenes of the state from Jos, Plateau State capital.
The state government intervention in saving lives and property of its indigenes was orchestrated by the yearnings of the Office of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi, who sent ‘Safe Our Souls’ message to Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The NAOSS boss equally sent the message to the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Matters, Hon. Adeyemi Azeez, who took it upon himself to see to the timely intervention through his office.
Speaking on the development, Comrade Gbemileke while briefing media men on Sunday commended the state Governor, Prince Abiodun for his fatherly role in answering their call, and even surpassed their requests.
He said: “Immediately we heard about the incident in Jos, we wrote a safe our souls letter to the state government, and also copied the office of Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Matters to wade into the crisis.
“Actually, we requested for two buses to evacuate our students of Ogun origin, but instead the government sent five buses with military escorts. We learnt that some students who were not Ogun State indigenes also wanted to join, but they have to verify them very well so that our own students will not be left behind.
“Similarly, some youth corpers from Ogun State origin have been enlisted to join them too, since there are enough buses. The evacuation has started as time of this briefing.
“With this government action, governor Abiodun has demonstrated a father figure and set the pace for other South-West States governments to emulate, being the first government to ever done that. He put the security of students, being his children in far away Jos as his topmost priority.
“On behalf of all the students of Ogun State origin, we want to say a big thank you to our governor, his SA on Students Matters, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez and many others for their timely intervention in saving the lives of our brothers and sisters from the crisis zone.