TRAGEDY: Obi Mourns Nasarawa State University Students*


A former presidential candidate of Labour Party , Peter Obi, has expressed sadness over the death of three students of Nasarawa State University in Keffi, NSUK, during a stampede incident that occurred at a palliative distribution exercise.

In a statement released on his social media page, Obi described the tragic incident as another sad reminder of the daily challenges faced by Nigerians.

Obi lamented aggravating level of hunger in the country, asserted that such horroful incidents should not be happening in a nation soo blessed like Nigeria.

“Somehow, disheartening and tragic happenings have become our daily companions as a people. In yet another very sad development, I am disheartened by the reports of the death of some students from Nasarawa State University (NSUK) in a stampede while struggling for food palliative from the state government.”
According to Obi: “The very worsening level of hunger in our nation has continued to claim the lives of innocent citizens”.

“This is, unfortunately, happening in a country that is richly blessed in human and natural resources, with vast arable lands for agriculture.”

“Nigeria should have no business with hunger and poverty if we the leaders were caring enough. It is unimaginable how we have sadly descended to a level where people now take unthinkable risks to survive”.

“Now again, our children who were sent to study in a university, challenged by hunger, have lost their lives because of our national unproductivity”.

Obi called on the leader to map out urgent measures to address food insecurity in the country, urging the government to focus on moving from consumption to production to end the cycle of hunger and poverty.

Obi advocated for unity among Nigerians to tackle the challenges facing the nation, noting that hunger affects people regardless of tribe or religion.

“I do hope that these ugly incidents will nudge our government into taking urgent measures to end the current food insecurity, by moving the nation from consumption to production”.

“Time has come for Nigerians to unite in purpose and solve the challenges facing us. Hunger, as I have maintained, knows no tribe or religion.”

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