Education Minister mourns NANS leaders

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Akin Akande, Abuja

The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i has expressed shock over the death of Mr. Donald Onukaogu, the Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and four others in a motor accident on their way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

The Minister described the NANS Senate President as a committed leader who worked for the peaceful coexistence of Nigerian students at all levels in his capacity as the leader of the parliamentary arm.

The Minister and Minister of State for Education, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike condoled the Families of the departed Comrades, the NANS President, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo, Parliamentarians and the entire Nigerian Students for this irreparable loss.

The two ministers in a jointly issued statement wished the survivors quick recovery in the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, where they are presently receiving medical attention.