The Governing Council of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi has constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the causes of the bridge collapse that killed three students and injured seven others.
The PUNCH reported that the metal bridge linking the student hostel and the lecture halls collapsed on Monday night around 11:45 a.m. following a heavy downpour in the state.
This was disclosed by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of ATBU, Bauchi, Ambassador Nimota Akanbi, at a Press Conference held at the Gubi Campus on Friday.
Akanbi, who was flanked by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Abdullazeez and other top management of the University, sympathized with parents, families and guardians of the deceased over the unfortunate incident.
She said, “The University has constituted a seven-man committee to carry out 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 a preliminary road map to preventing future occurrence.
“Our immediate action is to reconstruct the bridge by using reputable engineering firms so as to bestow on the university a bridge of global standard that would withstand torrents of heavy downpour that are direct consequences of global climate change.”