Polytechnic students have threatened to disrupt ongoing national confab in Abuja next week Wednesday to protest months of closure of their schools.
Hundreds of them “will mobilize” to join lecturers from polytechnics and colleges of education, who have already planned in protest in Abuja next week.
“We are supporting our lecturers because they are fighting for our own rights and those of all polytechnics in the country,” said Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, spokesman for National Association of Polytechnic Students.
Friday morning, bus loads of polytechnic students blocked traffic at Federal Secretariat junction in central Abuja to protest their months of stay at home.
They demanded the sack of education minister Nyesom Wike, insisting on placards that he was “weak” and “not competent.”
They also called on federal government to meet their demands and targets.
The protesters came from states across the country— Anambra, Adamawa, Kogi, Niger. Heavy police presence met the protesters at federal secretariat to control their flow and movement, not to stop
Only hundreds were mobilized for the protest in Central Abuja, but future planned protests could see larger numbers as protesters continue to reach out to fellow
polytechnic students on social media.
“We want to send information to people that are not here today. By next week Wednesday we are stopping the confab in Abuja again,” said Oyeniyi.
Source; Daily Trust