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Poly Students Threaten To Disrupt Confab Over Months Of Strike

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Polytechnic students have threatened to disrupt ongoing national confab
in Abuja next week Wednesday to protest months of closure of their
Hundreds of them “will mobilize” to join lecturers from polytechnics and
colleges of education, who have already planned in protest in Abuja next
“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
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 them.
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,

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