According to NAN reports that the students carried placards with various inscriptions: “Nigerian Students Say No to Abuse of University Rules and Processes”; “Universities not National Cake. Re-instate our Vice-Chancellors”, among others.
The National Association of Nigerian Students on Thursday besieged the Federal Secretariat, Abuja demanding to meet the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to reverse the recent sack of 13 vice-chancellors.
The students, chanting solidarity songs, demanded that Adamu must come out of his office to meet them. But the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, saved the day, promising to facilitate a meeting between NANS and the minister.
Okojie told the students that dialogue was a better way of resolving problems rather than resorting to protests and violence. NANS had recently issued a two-week ultimatum to the minister to reverse the removal of the vice-chancellors or face their wrath.