Students of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) in Kwara state have staged a peaceful protest to express their displeasure over the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The students, in their large number during the protest, said they planned to take the protest to major places including the Government House if the issues between ASUU and the federal government are not resolved within this week.
The protesting students, who appeared moody, lamented their continued stay at home due to the strike and called on the federal government to meet ASUU’s demands to enable them to complete their academic activities.
Speaking with journalists, the president of the Unilorin Students Union Government (SUG), Comrade Taofik Waliu, said the protest was aimed at creating awareness among stakeholders and members of the public over the lingering ASUU strike.
He appealed to the federal government to listen to ASUU’s demands in the interest of the students.
In his remark, the Kwara state chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Salman Yisa, called on state governors to intervene on the issue .
Reporting by Ali Rabiu, editing by Daniel Adejo