Polytechnic students issued a warning threatening to stage a protest to disrupt the ongoing national confab in Abuja next week Wednesday over months of closure of their schools. They plan to gather in their Hundreds including lecturers from polytechnics and colleges of education to carry this out.
Though controlled by heavily armed policemen, the spokesman for NAPS expressed the anger of the students present at the protest. “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. “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.
On Friday morning, a bus filled with polytechnic students from Anambra, Adamawa, Kogi and Niger, blocked traffic at Federal Secretariat junction in central Abuja demanding the sack of education minister Nyesom Wike, insisting on placards that he was “weak” and “not competent.” while calling on federal government to meet their demands and targets.