Following further deaths in Plateau State, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ordered the immediate evacuation of Delta students from Jos on Thursday.
Mr Jerry Ehiwaro, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs, in a statement on Thursday, in Asaba said that the evacuation exercise commenced on Thursday.
He commended Okowa for his prompt approval of the evacuation, stressing that the lives of students of Delta origin were of great concern to the state.
Ehiwaro also commended the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Uka, for his prompt response to the Governor’s order.
According to him, the state government has dispatched three buses with police escort to bring back Delta students from the troubled zone.
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“When we heard about the incident in Jos, I wrote to the governor, informing him of the need to evacuate our students from the crisis zone.
“The governor graciously approved the evacuation which commenced on August 26.
“With this approval, Gov. Okowa has demonstrated his love for Delta students by ensuring that their safety is topmost priority to the state government.
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“So, on behalf of my colleagues and NADESTU, we want to thank our Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his intervention in saving the lives of our brothers and sisters in the crisis zone,” Ehiwaro said.