Yahaya Bello NANS issues 7 day ultimatum to Governor to reopen Kogi Uni

The student body also threatened to hold protests and shut down the state if the Governor refuses to meet their demand.

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The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has issued a seven day ultimatum to Governor Yahaya Bello to reopen the Kogi state University.

NANS says students of the institution have been at home for three months due to strike action.

The student body also threatened to hold protests and shut down the state if the Governor refuses to meet their demand.

NANS also called on Bello to pay staff salaries and approve the payment of students’ scholarship.

The NANS President, Tijani Shehu, in a statement said “We also decried the refusal of Kogi State Government to continue the age long policy of bursary and scholarship payment to Kogi students even when we know the state has not been this buoyant in the last one year.

“It is our advocacy that the educational sector be accorded it rightful place in accordance to the UNESCO resolutions on educational development globally.

“Also of serious concern is the continue withholding of three state allocations plus bailout funds meant to ameliorate the long suffering workers whose children are already out of school.

“This is leading to banks closing shops and leading to high retrenchment of staff, thereby worsening the state of already battered labour force and overriding their fundamental human right to basic freedom of choice.

The National Secretariat hereby issues a seven days ultimatum with immediate effect from Monday July 4, on the governor to respond to our prayers.

“The governor should do the needful before we pass a vote of no confidence on his administration.

“We have resolve to start mobilising Nigerian students down for a total shutdown of Kogi economy to occupy the street of Lokoja in solidarity with the poor masses and civil servant.”

The Kogi state commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mohammed Imam, told newsmen that the government has the best interest of its workers at heart.

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