Kogi State University Students Protest ASUU Strike, shut down major roads

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Students of the Kogi State University, Anyigba on Thursday grounded activities in the state capital, Lokoja by protesting against the long strike by members of Academic Staff Union of Universities.The students in their thousands occupied the popular Ganaja Junction, blocking roads as earlier as 7:30am, thereby disrupting activities in some part of the town.

The angry students demanded the immediate resolution of the impasse between the state government and the lecturers.

They lamented that they have over stayed at home, saying that students who were expected to graduate this year would miss the NYSC programmes as a result of the strike.

Attempts by the President of the Student Union Government of the institution to calm the students were unsuccessful.

The students also refused to listen to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Yakubu Usman, insisting that it was Governor Yahaya Bello they wanted to see.


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