Following the prolonged contention between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), students of universities in Benue state under the umbrella of concerned Benue State Students have staged a peaceful protest in Makurdi on Wednesday.
The students who gathered at the second campus of Benue State University (BSU), from where they marched to the main campus on Gboko road pressed the federal government to meet the needs of the striking lecturers.
Their leaders, Joseph Kizito, Students Union President of the Benue State University and Pius Adaji, Students Union President of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi while addressing the students, condemned the over six months strike and appealed for urgent resolution.
While chanting solidarity songs, some of the students carried placards with various inscriptions such as; “End ASUU strike now,” “Open our campuses,” “All we ask is quality education,” “No to IPPIS, yes to UTAS,” among others.
The students who ensured orderliness all through the march also had officers of the Nigeria Police who were on hand to forestall any breach of public peace.