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6 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 news photo •L-R: Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai; Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bala; and President Muhammadu Buhari, during the inauguration of the Olam Integrated Poultry and Feed Mill in Chikpiri Gabas village, Kaduna ...on Tuesday. Photo: Kaduna State Government Assembly commends LASG for smooth resumption Sesan Olufowobi T HE Lagos State House of Assembly has commended the state government for providing an enabling environment which paved the way for smooth resumption of the new academic session in the state public schools. The Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Lanre Ogunyemi, gave the commendation when he led members of the committee to the Lagos State Model College, Badore, Ajah on a visit. Ogunyemi stated that with what he and his colleagues had seen, it was obvious that the schools, teachers and pupils were ready for the new academic session, which he said was boosted by the provision of modern infrastructure by the state government. “Despite coming early unannounced, we met the students and teachers on the ground, a clear indication of their readiness for the new academic session,” Ogunyemi said. The lawmaker also donated N300,000 to the model college on behalf of his daughter, Dr Olubukola Ogunyemi, who was a student of the school. The lawmaker, who is representing the Ojo Constituency 2, also called on private organisations in the state to support the government on education. He said, “We are calling on more corporate organisations and wealthy individuals to support the government on education. They should go to our riverine areas to support schools there. Government alone cannot achieve the desired result without cooperation and support of all.” He commended the state government for its efforts in developing the education sector in the state, saying the provision of modern infrastructure and incentives for teachers being embarked upon by the government would boost education standard. Five delegates to Niger Delta summit die in auto crash Peter Dada, Akure F •L-R: Trade Fair Manager, Nigerian-German Business Association, Mr. Oluyinka Akande; Head of Administration, Mrs. Victoria Francis; Media and Public Relations Officer, Miss Oluwaseyi Sodeinde; and Director General, Mr. Gbenga Adebija, during their visit to PUNCH Place in Magboro, Ogun State ...on Tuesday. Photo: Goke Famadewa IvE delegates to the second national council meeting of the Niger Delta holding in Igbokoda, in the Igbokoda Local Government Area of Ondo State, were killed in an auto accident on Tuesday. The PUNCH learnt that the accident occurred on Ore-Okitipupa Expressway, at Ode Aye town, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. The delegates, whose identities were not known as of press time, were travelling from Akure, the state capital, to Igbokoda for the summit, which vice President Yemi Osibajo was to preside over. It was also gathered that four other delegates were injured in the accident. The accident reportedly involved three vehicles — a volkswagen Golf, a Mercedes Benz and a truck. A source said, “The volkswagen Golf was heading towards Okitipupa while the truck and the Mercedes Benz car were facing the opposite direction. They had a head- on collision at the Ode Aye end of the Ore-Okitipupa Expressway.” However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, said one life was lost in the crash while other people were critically injured. He said the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialists’ Hospital, Okitipupa, while the injured were receiving treatment in the same hospital. “I can confirm that one person died in the accident, but many people were injured and they are in a critical condition at the hospital,” Joseph said. LASG director allegedly commits suicide Samson Folarin with agency report A •L-R: Head of Sales, Godrej Nigeria, Mr. Rakesh Sharma; Head of Marketing, Godrej Africa, Mr. Prashant Chacko; MegaGrowth brand ambassador, Tiwa Savage; and President/founder, Strength of Nature, Mario de la Guardia, during the Profectiv Mega Growth press conference in Lagos ...on Monday. Photo: Godrej Nigeria director in the Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Mr. Oludare Buraimoh, has allegedly committed suicide. Buraimoh, who lived on Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was reportedly found dead in his room at about 4pm on Monday shortly after attending to his son, Dotun, who was ill. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many sympathisers were seen in the deceased’s compound. Dotun told NAN that the incident happened after his father gave him a drug to treat malaria. He said, “He gave me a drug to treat malaria. Later, when I went to his room, I found him dangling from a traditional Aso Oke tied to a hook in the ceiling. There was a stool with which he committed suicide on the floor. “I then alerted the neighbours; and later, the police,” Dotun said. The wife of the deceased said she had yet to come to terms with her husband’s act. “I don’t know what came over him. “He did not show any sign of depression. What led him to this remains a riddle,” she said. It was gathered that the matter was reported at the Obantoko Police Station. The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said no foul play was suspected. He said, “There was no suicide note or anything to show why he killed himself. Nobody has any clue why he committed suicide. We are not suspecting any foul play.”