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The Agbor
Stakeholders Forum, a non governmental and non political body, comprising
notable persons from Agbor kingdom has paid a visit to the Commissioner for
Higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha in his office at Asaba.

The visit which
was made in the morning of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, according to the forum, was
to see the Commissioner concerning the victims of the collapsed water tank
which occurred some months ago at the primary/ Secondary school section of the
College of Education, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area.

Welcoming the
body, the Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha told the Forum
that the ministry is looking into the matter with a view of producing a white
paper with which the government will work. He said however that the loss of the
children in such manner is a big blow to the government, and especially the
bereaved families. He expressed regrets that no amount of compensation can be
given to the families of the deceased than can bring the children back to life.
He asked that those concerned should still exercise patience as the government
will do something concerning the affected families.

It could be
recalled that on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, the overhead water tank, hanging
very close to a classroom block at the primary school section of College of
Education, Agbor, collapsed, consequently leading to the deaths of five pupils
in the school and many of the children getting injured in the process.

The aggrieved
families of the deceased it was gathered, have been waiting since then, for the
Delta state government to do something concerning the children who lost their
lives while studying in their classrooms.

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