Oyo govt bus crushes pupil in Ibadan

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan Yobe doc­tors give 21-day ul­ti­ma­tum over salary cuts Politi­cians re­spon­si­ble for Nige­ria's prob­lems – Sen­a­tor

One of the Oyo State-owned buses pop­u­larly known as Aju­mose crushed a yet to be iden­ti­fied sec­ondary school stu­dent to death in Mokola area of Ibadan yes­ter­day.

The driver, who also in­jured some other pupils, es­caped be­ing lynched by a mob over the in­ci­dent.

A wit­ness, Mr. Isaac Ajibade, said the bus was dam­aged by the mob be­fore the driver could es­cape.

He said, “The traf­fic was light and there were many pupils who were go­ing home. Sud­denly, the bus ap­peared and hit the pupils, killing a sec­ondary school girl The As­so­ci­a­tion of Res­i­dent Doc­tors (ARD) in Yobe has is­sued a 21-day ul­ti­ma­tum to the state govern­ment over salary cuts or face in­dus­trial ac­tion.

Is­su­ing the ul­ti­ma­tum yes­ter­day in Da­maturu, Chair­man of the As­so­ci­a­tion, Dr. Ali Mo­hammed Abdu, said his mem­bers have no­ticed a cut of about per­cent in their May salaries, at a time when govern­ment ap­proved full CONHESS salary struc­ture to med­i­cal work­ers.

But the state Com­mis­sioner for Health, Dr. Muham­mad Bello Kawuwa, said it was ini­tial hic­cups with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the 100 per­cent CONHESS/CONMESS The Chair­man, Se­nate Com­mit­tee on Navy, Sen­a­tor Isah Misau, has blamed politi­cians in the coun­try for the prob­lems Nige­ria is fac­ing.

Misau said Nige­rian politi­cians with­draw them­selves from the peo­ple once elected into of­fice.

He spoke yes­ter­day dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Nige­rian Navy Mil­i­tary School, Ikot-Ntuen, Oruk Anam Lo­cal Govern­ment Area, of Akwa Ibom State.

He urged politi­cians to learn from mil­i­tary, which works with peo­ple ir­re­spec­tive of tribe or reli­gion to at­tain the coun­try’s one­ness and do not care where their per­sonal aides im­me­di­ately. “Pas­sen­gers in the bus quickly alighted but the driver was grabbed by the an­gry mob. He was beaten be­fore the po­lice came to res­cue him from the mob.”

The Oyo Re­la­tions Ajise­butu, ac­ci­dent.

He said, “The erring driver is in our cus­tody. He has been taken to the Po­lice Hos­pi­tal, Eleyele for med­i­cal at­ten­tion fol­low­ing at­tack on him by an­gry mob. The corpse of the schoolgirl had been de­posited at Alafia Hos­pi­tal morgue for au­topsy. Mean­while, dis­creet in­ves­ti­ga­tion has com­menced in earnest.” State Po­lice Pub­lic Of­fi­cer, Adekunle con­firmed the salary struc­ture for work­ers in the state.

“The gover­nor had ap­proved 100 per­cent CONHESS/ CONMESS on May 14, 2018. We can’t rule out hitches at the take­off of the new salary for­mula be­cause gaps could be found here and there.”

The doc­tors are also de­mand­ing for im­ple­men­ta­tion new re­mu­ner­a­tion pack­age to re­flect what ob­tains at the fed­eral level; pro­mo­tion of doc­tors to be im­me­di­ate and au­to­matic hence­forth; up­ward re­view of res­i­dency pro­gramme pack­age and all al­lowances; more doc­tors to be em­ployed to im­prove man­power; youth corps doc­tors serv­ing in the state to be paid im­me­di­ately, among oth­ers. health or as­sis­tants hail from.

He said he feels proud as chair­man of Se­nate Com­mit­tee of the Nige­rian Navy be­cause of the many things, es­pe­cially to res­cue ed­u­ca­tion.

In his re­sponse, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Ad­mi­ral Ibokette Ibas, said the school is the lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the state and the Nige­rian Navy.

He said the in­sti­tu­tion is mod­elled to of­fer sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion in a naval en­vi­ron­ment.

Speak­ing, Akwa Ibom State Gover­nor Udom Em­manuel said with the com­ple­tion of the school and the Army Com­mand School that will soon be in­au­gu­rated in Efa in Eti­nan LGA, the cir­cle will have been com­pleted.

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