The Ondo State Government has condoled the family of pastor Joshua Ojo over the death of their son, Emmanuel, who lost his life while playing in school.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the state Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Mr Olaoluwa Meshack on Wednesday.
Ojo, 16, a Junior Secondary School three pupil of CAC Grammar School, Akure, the state capital, was said to have fallen and hit his head on a concrete floor while playing on the school premises on Tuesday.
He was said to have been immediately rushed by the management of the school to the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital, Akure, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The statement says the state Commissioner for Education, Mr Olufemi Agagu, and some other government officials paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.
According to the statement, Agagu urged the family to take solace in God, believing that Him alone knows the appointed time for every being on earth.
The statement read:
“Mr. Agagu said the state government, particularly, the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was really pained by the death of the student, Master Emmanuel Ojo, and urged the parents to accept the situation as the will of God at the moment, though painful.
“The commissioner also sympathized with the management and students of CAC Grammar School, Akure, and urged them to take consolation in God as the only giver and taker of life, emphasising that there are occurrences that are beyond human comprehension.”
It adds that the father of the deceased, Pastor Joshua Ojo, described the incident as a cruel blow of fate on the family, but said he could not query God why He allowed it to happen to him.