Abeokuta — Polytechnics students in Ogun who protested last week over the on-going nationwide Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) strike have apologized to the government and people of the state for the action.
Chairman, Students’ Union Government (SUG) caretaker committee of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Abdulghaffar Adeleye, said the action was not meant to disrupt activities, but a way of expressing their displeasure over the prolonged strike of their lecturers.
The union leader who led other top members of the union to the state government stated that the students decided to tender the apology in appreciation of the intervention of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who he noted promised to call the attention of the Federal Government to the crisis.
“We did not intend to disrupt anyone’s movement. What happened was necessitated by our plight as students knowing fully well that we have been out of school for 65 days and it appears the Federal Government is taking our silence for cowardice. We however do not want to interfere with existing peace in Ogun State in any way. Now that the state government has listened to us and has promised to convey our greviance to the Federal Government, we are pleased and we want to assure everybody that there shall be no more protest because we are not hoodlums, neither are we miscreants”, he said.
The Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, who received the students commended them for the matured way they expressed themselves.
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