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FEDPOFFA Management Launches Campaign Against Suicide



The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State has on early of May, 2019 embarked on  no to suicide campaign in a bit to erase the cases of suicides berating and bedeviling Nigeria.

The said campaign was sponsored by the management of the polytechnic through its Public Relations Unit and has captured massively four out of the Six Geo political zones in Nigeria.

The participants, mostly students from the Universities located in each state that forms geo political zones got the awareness through social media.

The campaign started and was launched by sending words of courage, hope and determination together with a personal picture to Mr. Usman Banji (Busy Brain), the coordinator of the said campaign.

The pictures stormed and has been storming different platforms of social media to save soul(s) that might have been cobbed with web of depression.

There were participants from University of Ibadan, Lagos State University, Obafemi Awolowo University, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Adekunle Ajasin  University, Tai Solarin University of Education,  Mahood Abiola Polytechnic, Osun State University, Osun State College of Health Technology, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State University among others from the South West Region.

Also, there were participants from Bayero University Kano, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, Federal University of Gusau, Abdul Gausau Polytechnic, Kaduna State Polytechnic from North West. There were participants from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State University Malete, Kwara State Polytechnic, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Kwara State College of Education Oro, University of Abuja, Ibrahim Babangida University Lapai and the host institution, the Federal Polytechnic Offa from North Central. There were also participants from Delta State University, Uniport and University of Uyo from South South.

The said campaign against suicide also has in engagement state Governors, state legislatures, lecturers, politicians, forces, stakeholders etc. Mr. Usman Banji gave 70% of positivity of the campaign in curbing suicidal cases in Nigeria so far.

He reiterated that if not because of steward of Borno State government house that committed suicide recently, there has been no suicide reports in the media concerning  any student across the tertiary institutions in Nigeria since the dawn of the campaign.

Responding to the feasibility of better Nigeria through this campaign, to be out of suicide as new trend. He said;


"We are very auspicious under God's auspices that Suicide would be buried. The massive turn out of Nigerian students across the tertiary institutions to join the campaign and notable personalities in Nigeria giving out their life's experiences and words of courage is a good signal that, suicide shall be kept under carpet in our ambience."


Below are  few published reactions with their names.




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"How do we explain better to our youths that are being eaten up by suicide via depression.
The circumstances behind the suicide cases reported so far were beyond reasonable doubt that suicide is a spell under satanic influence. This has really called the attention of the management of various institutions. We have to take it up and continue to preach courage and motivation to the minds of Nigerian undergraduates. Lecturers should propagate a channel of little digress to motivational talks and words of encouragement during lectures. Those words can heal the minds of its scars. Students should confide in students' advisers and say it out. Problem shared is half solved. Say no to suicide. We all have stories to tell."


#Alhaji AbdulHamid Omoniyi Raji.
The Polytechnic registrar


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"My emergence  as an elected Senator
representing Kwara South  during last
election was a product of God's grace and
relentless efforts to serve my people;
that is why our  government shall never relent in
motivating and investing in Nigerian youths
to remain focus and keep on to believe in the future.
Winning senatorial seat after many trial is a strong
signal of hope that, tough time never last and
we shall be dedicated and committed
to the people at the grassroots; touch lives
through empowerments.
Suicide is a killer of hope and never a way out. Say no to suicide."


#Senator Oyelola Ashiru
Kwara South Senator elect



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"How do one describe the future of a country when the youths agree losing courage, depressed and submitting their lives to suicide. This suicide evil in Nigerian students must stop. When there is life, there is hope."
#Mr. Gbenga Aleminu


Dean of Student's Affairs 
The Federal Polytechnic Offa


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"It is appalling that Nigerian youths are losing courage and giving up by committing suicide. Most of the victims of the suicide so far were students. Failure is never the end of life, it gives opportunity to be a better person. Suicide is never a remedy
When there is life, there is hope."


#Mr Olayinka Iroye.
Public Relations Officer 
The Federal Polytechnic Offa.

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"How many years will it take the youths to take heart and endure some pains?  What is the benefit of suicide when one cannot picture his/her actual place in heaven?  The Rome is not built in a day. We all have different stories to tell. Don't speak to sniper nor rope. Speak to someone and pray to God. Say no to suicide."


#Mr. Okoji Chuks 
Mass Comm. Lecturer 
The Federal Polytechnic Offa.
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"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. If you fall behind, run faster; never give up. There maybe tough but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objective. Say no to suicide and rise up against the odds."


#Mrs. Atinukemi Abass
PR and Protocol Unit 
The Federal Polytechnic Offa

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" When suicide remains an antidote for depression, the essence of living is meaningless but when one seeks solace in Allah, He falls mountain of sorrow and depression. Believe in God and discuss your feelings today. Suicide is not an option"

#Comr. Muritala Saheed 
Fedpoffa SUG President"

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" The apex feature that one is selfish is to take own life because many destiny has been tied to your life for greatness. Hence your absence will render mother earth great vacuum".

#Toba Adedeji
UCJ President 
Federal Polytechnic Offa.
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"Women and girls should be able to determine their own future, no matter where they are born. Never loses hope, suicide is a sin"
#Hassan Karimot 
Fedpoly Ede SUG Vice President Academics.



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"When you know that nothing lasts forever, including the good times, then why would you let your disappointment or sadness last forever? Cheer up, gather strength, try again and be a fighter"


#Hamzat Sheriff Olaide. 
From University Of Lagos"

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"Life is a gift from the God almighty, our creator.
We should have faith in him in all our problems because he is capable of solving it all 
It's a sin to kill one's self. Say no to suicide"


#Yahaya Nurudeen Akewushola
Editor in Chief
Pen Press 
Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto"

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" No matter what difficulties you are going through, always remember that patient is virtue and Allah is always  with those who are patient. Suicide is not in religion 
Say no to suicide"

#Usman Muhammed
From Federal University, Gusau.


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"Bad things do happen, the response one gave to them determine the quality of one's life. Do not choose to sit in perpetual sadness immobilized by the gravity of loss, instead, choose to rise from the pains by conquering depression and treasure the precious gift which is called LIFE"


#Akinloye Rofee'ah Jolaade
From Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho


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"I'm dishonest, but not broken. I'm scarred, but not disfigured. I'm sad, but not hopeless. I'm tired, but not lifeless. I'm depress, but not giving up. All things are possible with God"


#Olakunle Kudman
From University of Ibadan

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"Why should Suicide be an option?
I've learnt to realised my mum went through pains in bringing up this soul.
Should suicide be her rewards?
Life doesn't guarantee it has to be rosy always.
We will all have our shortcomings, obstacles and many more. It only takes the strong ones to accept that fact.
Live your life with lot of hope
Don't lower your self esteem, face the reality.
Like I always say" I'm too blessed to be stressed "
suicide is not an option
#OlawuyI Saidat  
From University of Ilorin.


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"Life is not a problem to be solved but a gift to be enjoyed. Make everyday your best day and every moment a pleasant one".

#Fakayode Damilola
From Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo

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"Everything changes when you begin to love yourself, you are strong,talented,creative,blessed and valuable,you are enough, inspiring, you are making a progress. Stand in your authentic brilliance, even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. You have the power to say This is not how my story will end, you are alive for a reason so don't ever give up
"Accept your power"


#Oladele motunrayo Elizabeth
From Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.

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"Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever
 getting any better."


#Alamu Nafisat Ajoke
From Federal Polytechnic Ede.

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"Though the duck swims smoothly on water, 
Underneath it has to struggle and pedal, 
Nothing comes easier in life without struggle,
So stay motivated"


#Uthman Fatima 
From Bayero University Kano.

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