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ASUU protest land encroachment in Kaduna

Members of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, have staged a peaceful protest over encroachment of its land at College of Agriculture and Animal Science Mando Kaduna, by Kaduna State Government.

Over one thousand members of ASUU Ahmadu Bello University branch participated in the peaceful protest.

Addressing the Journalists during the protest at the gate of the college in Mando, the Chairperson of the Union, Comrade Haruna Muhammad Jibrin urged ABU to institute another legal action on Government of Kaduna State.

He also demanded that Governor Nasiru Ahmed Elrufai pay compensation for the destruction of the wall of the college, the felling of trees, and the distortion of the entire environment.

Comrade Jibrin also advised the Senate of Ahmadu Bello University to withdraw the degree certificates awarded to Governor Nasir Ahmed Elrufai as his actions are in contravention of the requirements in character and learning deemed worthy of ABU degree award.

Also speaking, Chairman of National Association of Academic Technology ABU Zaria, Comrade Dahiru Haruna lamented that the action of the Kaduna State Government exposed both the staff and the students of the college to insecurity.

One thousand nine hundred and six hectares belong to Ahmadu Bello University situated at the College of Agriculture and Animal Science encroached by Kaduna State Government.

The land is part of the legacy left behind by Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of Sokoto to develop public education.

Reporting by Adamu Yusuf, editing by Daniel Adejo.