Students in Ogun State storms State Capital with protest

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A group of student organisation group in Ogun State called Save TASUED and Fund Education Coalition (STAFEC), has embarked on mass protest today, February 6, 2017 occupying Abeokuta, the state capital.
The group noted that the cancellation of the mass protest earlier fixed for Monday by the ace artiste, Tuface Idibia, will not affect its mass protest which is planned for same period in Abeokuta.
The students are protesting against what they termed poor educational policies of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.

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The students also condemned the attacks on the leadership of the various student groups involved in the planned protest allegedly by the police.
According to the Acting Coordinator of the Alliance of Nigerian Students against Neoliberal Attacks (ANSA), Sanyaolu Juwon, the arrest and eventual release of the Presidents of Tai Solarin University Students’ Union and National Universities Education Students’ Association (NUESA), Sanni Ramon and Ewetola AbdulRamon by a team of policemen from Jaba Police Station, Ijebu-Ode, at the weekend, was condemnable and unjust.Sanyaolu added that the students were resolute and would not be discouraged from going ahead with the protest.
“We are aware the state government is trying to do everything possible to frustrate this rally but we are resolute and committed. Parts of their plan is to arrest some of us and to infiltrate our ranks with hoodlums who would hijack the protest and attack us.
“We promise Nigerians that the protest shall be peaceful and that no amount of stampede can force us to go violent. We did it in Oyo State, and in spite of Governor Ajimobi’s outbursts and threat to arrest some of us, we remained peaceful. So this time, it will not be different.
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“So, we enjoin the Nigerian people, students, youths and our broad affiliates to hop into the revolutionary train by joining us at the Ogun State Government House, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, in a mass action against the wicked attempt of the Amosun-led government to kill public education in the state and save the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) from eventual ruin,” he said.

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