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Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

Northern students call for sack of education, labour ministers

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The National Association of Northern Nigerian Student (NANNS) has called for the immediate sack of Minister of Education, Bar. Nyesom Wike and his Labour counterpart Emeka Wogu for their lack of focus in matters concerning education and labour in Nigeria.

The Association stated this in a communiqué issued after an emergency meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

The communiqué signed by Comrade Isah Abubakar and Comrade Haruna Ahmad Tinau, National President and Secretary respectively and made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday, stated that the two ministers have failed in handling the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), and College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) lingering strike action that has almost paralyzed education across the country.

The association also called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency create state police in order to tackle the current security challenges facing the nation.

“The state police will improve security across the nation because it will allow people who know the terrain to be involved in the activities as natives of each state will be enrolled into the state police.

“We condemn in totality the adoption of the Chibok girls and call for their immediate unconditional release”.

As a measure to tackle unemployment in the country, the Association call on the federal and state governments to revisit agriculture sector as it is the only way the economy can be revived and create jobs for the teaming youth thereby reducing insecurity in the region.

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