Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has commiserated with his Kano State counterpart, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje and the families of some students who lost their lives in a fatal motor accident in Lagos.
The accident occurred while they were on their way back to Kano State after a quiz competition in which they represented the state.
The Governor, who described the death as shocking and unfortunate, noted that Kano State and indeed Nigeria had lost some of its brightest students who would have risen to become future leaders.
A Heroic Death
Speaking through his spokesman, Jibrin Ndace, the Governor said the students died a heroic death because they lost their precious lives, at its formative years, while on a mission to do their state proud.
Governor Bello prayed that God would grant them eternal rest and heal those who were injured in the accident.
He also urged the Kano State government and the bereaved families to take solace in the fact that death was inevitable and ‘every soul shall test it’.
Eight out of 16 students, including the driver of the ill-fated bus, died along Ibadan-Lagos expressway as a result of the accident believed to have been caused by a tyre defect.
The contingent was returning to Kano from a National School Quiz Competition organised by Friesland Campina WAMCO Nigeria Plc in Lagos.