ATBU sets up seven-man committee to investigate bridge collapse

The Governing Council of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has inaugurated a seven-man committee to investigate the pedestrian bridge collapse that killed four students of the school.

Ambassador Nimota Akanbi, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of ATBU, Bauchi, told newsmen on Friday.

He stated that “The University has constituted a seven- man committee to carryout a thorough investigation on the causes of the incident, recommend ways to improve safety on the campuses, ways to avert a future occurrence and to submit its report a week from the date of the letter.

“I assure you all that we will do honest, sincere and critical self-examination and appraisal as preliminary road map to preventing future occurrence.

“Our immediate action is to reconstruct the bridge by using reputable engineering firms so as to bestow to the University a bridge of global standard that would withstand torrents of heavy downpour that are direct consequences of global climate change.”

It can be recalled that the school was closed over the death of four students on Monday.

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