President Jonathan on Monday approved N20,000,000 for the construction of boreholes at the Nasarawa State University. The approval is following an incident where a detachment of soldiers stormed the school in a bid to disperse the students who were protesting against the lack of water in the school.
The soldiers in their bid to quell the protests, fired shots at the students using live bullets instead of blanks; according to the state government and security officials, two students were killed in the process.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr. Jude Imagwe, presented the letter of approval to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Shamsudeen Amali.
Mr. Imagwe quoted the President saying, “I am disturbed and worried about what happened in which some students lost their lives as a result of the protest.”
He also added, “The sum of N20 million was approved to the institution to enable it sink more bore holes in order to reduce the problem of inadequate water supply in the institution.”
“He who provides water provides life. Life will be unbearable to the students if there is scarcity of water in the campus. They (students) will not even concentrate on their academic activities at the same time.”