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University of Lagos shut down over students protest

University of Lagos shut down over students protest


Authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Lagos have shut down activities at the institution’s main campus, Akoka due to students protest.

The National Association of Nigeria Students(NANS) and its joint Campus Committee affiliate protested at the gate of the institution against the unjust rustication of some members of the student’s union.

The association had described the action of the school authority as “killing the future of the youths and repressing their right to express their grievances”.

The rusticated students were leaders of the student’s body that led a protest in April over poor electricity and water supply in the school, and the hardship faced by a large number of students living off campus to attend classes due to fuel crisis.

The body had earlier protested against the “unjust rustication” of their members.

NANS Lagos joint Campus Committee, Chairman, Samson Adewale said is was unfair for the management to punish those advocating for improved welfare on behalf of other students.

He noted that the protest was necessitated by the need to support their counterparts in the struggle against unjust victimisation.