The students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), have declared a three-days of mourning in honour of four of their colleagues, who died in a motor accident at Ibule junction in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State,on Sunday morning.
The Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution disclosed this in a statement made available, on Monday, to journalists, in Akure, the State capital.
The statement, signed by the Union’s President, Comrade Olusegun Oladele, described the death of the four students as painful to the entire staff, management and students of the institution, adding that the three days of mourning took effect from 12 midnight, on Sunday, and would end on Wednesday.
He added that, “All staff of the Union (tenants) and, by extension, those traders on campus are to stay off work during this period of mourning”.
According to him, the SUG flags within the institution had been lowered at half-mast as part of the activities lined up by the union to pay their respect for the departed students.