Students in the South-West zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have rejected the Labor Minister Chris Ngige and the Education Minister Adamu Adamu in response to the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The student body was notified on Monday that it would demonstrate at the Sagamu Interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in response to the ongoing ASUU strike.
The protest was planned as a result of the ongoing ASUU strike, according to Adegboye Olatunji, coordinator of the student body.
Olatunji stated, “Since the inception of this administration, we have seen how a meagre sum is allocated to the educational sector. It is based on the foregoing that we declare a protest against the prolonged ASUU strike which has ultimately affected the progress of Nigerian students for the past six months. And, we also passed a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
The students expressed worry that since the inception of this administration, they have seen a meagre sum of money allocated to the educational sector.
According to the association, It is based on the foregoing that we declare a protest against the prolonged ASUU strike which has ultimately affected the progress of Nigerian students for the past six months.
Meanwhile, against the backdrop of legal tussle, there are speculations that the National Industrial Court may assign the case between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to another judge.
It was gathered that the judge, who presided over the case on Monday, Polycap Hamman, is a vacation judge.
The case, which was filed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has been adjourned till Friday.