ASUU Strike: Nigerian Students Becoming Restive, Protest In Lagos, Ibadan, Benin


Few days after Nigerian students warned the leading political parties agaisnt holding any of their scheduled conventions at the the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja  over the prolonged strike embarked upon by university teachers under the auspices of Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU,  hundreds of students of the University of Benin, Edo State, have demonstrated  on Wednesday to protest the ongoing strike action, just a day after students of   the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, also cried out, demanding for the   immediate reopening of public universities across Nigeria.

Reports have it  that the UNIBEN, the students  protested around the university’s gate and its environs, declaring that Nigerian students would now be taking lectures on the streets.

Similar protest, according to reports  was foiled at the University of Lagos on Tuesday by heavily armed security officials but only time will tell how long it will take before a conflagration of protests involving students envelop the country  as the  strike action of the lecturers enters its fourth month, leaving  public universities shut over  lecturer’s  unmet demands, namely   government’s   poor commitment to the payment of earned academic allowance; the continued use of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System and refusal to adopt the Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution, among others.


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