The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is to set up a panel of enquiry to probe the fire that claimed the life of
Alhaji Kaka Kyari Abba Kaza, former auditor-general of Borno State, on Wednesday at the institution’s guest house.
The Deputy Registrar, Information and Protocol, Mr Toyin Adebule told The Nation Friday that the panel should be inaugurated next week.
“We plan to set up a panel to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the fire,” Adebule said.
The late Kyari was in the entourage of the Shehu of Borno, who was installed as the Chancellor of the university on Thursday during its 2014/2015 convocation.
However, he died of suffocation as a result of smoke inhalation from a fire suspected to have been caused by a power surge around 2am on Wednesday morning.
The fire affected four rooms, A12, A13, A14 and A15 at the guest house.
Adebule said that the university sent a condolence letter with the Chancellor’s entourage to Borno yesterday.
The Chancellor’s installation went as planned despite the death.
The deceased was buried on Thursday according to Islamic rights.
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