Lagos Gov, Sanwo-Olu evacuates 3-week-old baby, students - Plateau crisis
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has evacuated a 3-week-old baby, the mother and undergraduate students of Lagos extraction who were studying in the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau State, prior to the recent attacks and killings in the State.
Press learnt that the first set of evacuees, comprising 64 UNIJOS students and the three-week-old-baby, named Daniella, who was reported to have been delivered shortly before the crisis in Plateau State by the mother, Manya Banfe, a 200-Level student, arrived Lagos on Friday afternoon and met the governor before the were handed over to their families.
The students, who were accompanied by security agents and government officials, arrived at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa with their belongings.
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While receiving the evacuated students, the Governor said the move reveals that the state government had the capacity to respond to any emergency when it concerns the people of the State, especially the youth.
The governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said welfare packages had been arranged for the students to return to their families safe and sound.
Speaking on behalf of the UNIJOS students, a 200-level student of the Department of Religion and Philosophy of the institution, Clinton Shotikare, appreciated the government for rescuing them concerning fear of attacks in Plateau.
"On behalf of other students, I am saying a big thank you to the Lagos State Government, especially the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. We appreciate the Governor and the State Government for evacuating us from Plateau State. We feel happy, honoured, grateful and safe. We feel the impact of government," he said.
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