Palliative Tragedy- Governor Sule Expresses sadness


The Nasarawa state Governor Engr. Abdullahi A.Sule received with shock the news of a stampede at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi in the morning

The sad incident ported to have occurred when suspected hoodlums and some misguided students forced their way into the school’s convocation ground to cart away the rice kept at the venue meant for distribution as palliatives to students.



A statement signed by the chief press secretary to Governor Ibrahim Adara revealed that the misfortune happened only hours before the scheduled official flag-off the same morning.



Engr. Sule had come up with the widely applauded initiative to distribute rice and N5000 cash each to students in all tertiary institutions in the state.


Such distribution was a huge success and peacefully carried out by Federal  University, Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia,  College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, the School of Nursing, Lafia as well as the College of Education, Akwanga.

Others are the Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa and the College of healthHealthology, Keffi.

Governor Sule deeply regrets the tragic death of two students of the institution in this needless stampede motivated by crime.

Governor said, “ I p, ray their souls rest in peace. Our thoughts and condolences go to their families and friends at this moment of grief”. These young people’s lives are cut short at their prime under such circumstances”.

The Governor has since directed the authorities of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi and security agencies to commence an immediate investigation into the unfortunate occurrence with ato unveiled behind it.

The state Deputy Governor, Dr Dranuel Agbadu Akabe has also visited the University on a fact fact-finding. He also visited those who sustained injuries.

Those found to be involved in any way any way be apprehended and prosecuted accordingly.

The Governor urges for calm while insisting that the Nasarawa State Government under his leadership will
not be distracted but continue with the distribution of palliatives towards ameliorating the hardship faced by students and the people of the state in general.