ATBU Disaster: Air Force, UBA, Others Set To Reconstruct Bridges, Upgrade Facilities On Campus

Following the tragedy that led to the death of three students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi due to the collapse of an iron bridge linking the classes with the hostels at the Gubi Permanent Campus, the Nigerian Army has taken up the responsibility of constructing a standard bridge over the stream within the next one month just as the UBA will construct another bridge and access road in another location of the University.

Also, Bauchi State government is to construct a road network within the campus while the Nigerian Air Force has offered to contribute to the development of the campus in order to make learning easier for the students considering the location of the permanent campus in Gubi.

These disclosures were made by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Mohammed Abdulaziz while addressing Journalists on the update of the disaster adding that since the incident, many corporate groups and individuals have indicated interest in coming to the aid of the University.The VC added that already corpses of the three dead students have been transported to their respective places for burial confirming that one of the dead students, Salamat had been buried in Abuja.

As a way of consolation to the families, the University has offered directly to qualified members of the bereaved families at a lower cost among other things that will be done by the University though it is not in any way paying for the lives that have been lost.While sympathizing with the families that lost their children in the unfortunate incident, the VC assured that the University has put in place measures to avoid re occurrence of such disaster in the future

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