The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday stated that he was devastated over the death of students of Bab Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu, formerly Ojodu Grammar School.
Sanwo-Olu stated this via his social media pages, as he condoled with the parents, management, staff, and students of the school.
A trailer had on Tuesday crushed some pupils of the school. Some of the students died on the spot, while some others were injured.
Speaking on the incident, Sanwo-Olu said, “I commiserate with the parents, management, staff, and students of Ojodu Grammar school over this tragic and unfortunate death of our students, whose lives were cut short by a truck driver yesterday.
“The sad incident has left me devastated since yesterday. It is terrible to hear about the death of innocent children, especially in an avoidable circumstance such as what happened yesterday.
“As a parent, words cannot express how shattered I am about the incident. No one’s life, including those vibrant students, who were returning from where they had gone to learn for a better future, deserves to be terminated in that manner.
“My deepest sympathies go out to their parents and families. I pray that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Our prayers are also with the survivors, who are receiving treatment at the hospital. We are monitoring the situation and will provide the necessary support to ensure their quick recovery.
“We have immediately ordered that the affected school be shut down till January, while investigations are ongoing. The erring driver has also been apprehended and arrested.
“May God comfort the families of our departed children and grant them eternal rest.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, has ordered the closure of the school until January 2022.