The Joint Campus Committee (SCC), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Rivers State has blamed the death of NANS Senate President, Donald Ugochukwu Onukaogu and others in a recent motor accident along Umuahia road on negligence.
Chairman of the committee, comrade lar Amabu who said this during a public lecture to mark the end of the seven days murning period for the late student leaders in Port Harcourt said that the government must be blamed for refusing to put the road in good condition.
Also speaking, the Student Union Government (SUG) President of Ignatus Ajuru University of Education Rumuolumeni, comrade Elechi Amadi Samuel described the deceased as heroes of unionism in Nigeria.
Comrade Samuel said that the incident would have been avoided, if the Authorities of the University of Uyo had put in place concrete steps to resolve the crisis within the students body.
He said that the death of the students should serve as a lesson to the management of universities across the country to ensure that immediate and remote cause of accidents are addressed before they lead to crisis.
Also speaking, the president Student Union Government (SUG) of Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Comrade Peace Green described the death of the NANS leaders as a big loss not only to students but the entire country.
Comrade Green who was represented by comrade precious Perry urged school Authorities to desist from embarking on anti student policies as NANS would nolonger fold its hands while students were maltreated.
On his Part, the President SUG, Rivers State College of Arts and Science (RIVCAs) Comrade Weke Isaac urged Nigerian University Authorities to revisit their policies as it concern, students welfare.
It would be recalled that comrade Donald.U Onukaogu and his colleagues were on their way to Uyo to resolve student unrest when the incident occurred.