According to a report by Daily Post, the management of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced the death of two of its undergraduates in a road traffic crash while on their way for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), 2021 Batch B, Stream 2 deployment.
Announcing the accident which occured on Wednesday, 1 September, 2021, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Ademola Adesoji told DAILY POST that the fatal accident occured on the Lokoja-Abuja highway and it involved four UNIOSUN undergraduates who were travelling for their NYSC posting to Kaduna and Kano respectively.
According to Adesoji, “The four undergraduates, three males and one female chartered a vehicle from Osogbo and bound for Kaduna. The three males amongst them were Kaduna bound and the female was heading to Kano.
“When the school got the information, one of the survivors was contacted and we advised that he should quickly report the incident to the nearest police station and also to get to a hospital for medical check-up.
“Both survivors were rushed to the hospital and the institution notified the NYSC Headquarter in Abuja of the development.
“The NYSC too responded by sending some officials to visit them in the hospital. The NYSC with the help of the hospital aided the survivors, a male and female to recover quickly.”
The incident, the institution’s spokesperson disclosed claimed the lives of two of the undergraduates while Abdulrahaman Monsuru Omotunde (College of Management and Social Sciences) and Adeniyi Kabirat Taiwo, both of the survivors are hale and hearty.
He noted that the two that died were both students of the main campus, Osogbo.
Describing the accident as unfortunate, he stated that the school management had condoled the families of the deceased undergraduates and prayed God to console the management and staff of UNIOSUN, students and friends of the deceased.