Kogi State Commissioners for Information and Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo; Education Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones; and Kabba/Bunu Local Government Chairman, Hon. Moses Olorunleke on Saturday inspects the burning of Government Secondary School, IIuke (GSS, Iluke).
During the inspection, the trio government representatives condemned the incidence, re-assured quick intervention to rehabilitate and put the school back to shape.
They also pointed out the need for extensive management of the school, adding that it is evident that the inferno was caused by bush burning which affected the school as a result of unkept dry bush within the school premises.
In their different speeches they assured that Governor Yahaya Bello whose Education is first on the thematic areas of his administration will with immediate effect rehabilitate and reconstruct the school.
They added that the incidence also bothers on insecurity, which is another prioritized thematic area of Yahaya Bello’s administration, assuring that the root of incidence will be gotten to and any culprit will treated appropriately.
The government representatives urge the public not to unnecessarily cause ethnic war in Kogi State by the unconfirmed insinuation and unreliable rumour that Fulani Herdsmen placed the school on fire.
They appreciate the community for coming around to put off the fire and not allowing excessive damage.
The Iluke regent of Iluke Community represented by Mr. Obayomi and other Cheifs of the town said the fake news that Fulani Herdsmen are responsible for the burning didn’t come from them.
They said the effective approach of the government to the incidence is rare, and it is mostly appreciated. Adding that they are expecting and reliable of the quick rehabilitation of the school.
The Community also plead with the government to take advantage of the school’s massive facility, thereby converting to an Institute instead of leaving it as a Secondary School.