Professor Festus Iyayi died in accident on Lokoja- Abuja Highway

Information from pmnews states the the former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Festus Iyayi, has died in a road accident on the Lokoja- Abuja Highway. He was aged 66.

His car somersaulted several times in a bid to avoid collision with one of the police vehicles in the convoy of Kogi state governor, which suddenly swerved on the path of Iyayi’s vehicle. Witnesses said Iyayi’s vehicle somersaulted several times. Other ocupants of the vehicle were said to be in critical condition.

Iyayi was on his way to the national congress of ASUU holding in Kano, along with the chairman University of Benin chapter and Benin zone of ASUU, Dr. Anthony Monye-Emina and two others, in continuation of negotiation with the federal government.reportedly died when the last police vehicle in the governor’s convoy allegedly swerved the bus in which they were traveling in around Lokoja, forcing Iyayi’s vehicle to somersault three times.

May his soul rest in peace, i pray God to console his family and through his death may ASS call off the strike, amen.

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