Students of the Kogi State University will on Wednesday, April 26 stage a demonstration to protest the three-month strike of the institution.

Anthony Edogbo, acting student union government president, in a statement on Sunday noted that the students have suffered enough.

Edogbo said one of the aims of the demonstration is to demand for proper conditions for the students, both in the classrooms and their hostels.

He also lamented the protracted strike, noting that students of the institution had stayed at home for too long.

“Over the past few weeks, a lot has happened. A lot of propaganda has been on social media, a lot of deceit, betrayal, and a lot of lies from our student union leaders. Our leaders have obviously failed,” said the SUG president.

“But as acting SUG president, I am promising every student that this is a new dawn. We are now going to build the Students’ Union Government where your dues count, where your rights are protected and where your common welfare is guaranteed. Never again will the right and interest of any student of Kogi state university be sold out.

“For this short period, we shall from now advocate for proper conditions and treatment from our classrooms to the hostels. We shall advocate for immediate intervention with regards to water and power supply in our school.

“From now on, every single naira of the Students’ Union Government shall be accounted for. We have stayed home for too long. The plight of the students suffering at home for the past three months is my greatest worry.

“The ongoing strike is our greatest terror now, and making sure we get back to class as soon possible is our biggest priority right now. This, we shall fight for with all sincerity and diplomacy.

“We are already partnering all institutions in the state to have the biggest peaceful demonstration/protest ever. This mega demonstration is slated for Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 at Lokoja, as agreed at the Joint Campus Congress held on 20th April, 2017.”

The institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February 27.



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