Students’ protest: Nasarawa Assembly says perpetrators will be brought to book



The Nasarawa State House of says it will ensure   of the recent students protests at Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic (IMAP), Lafia, are brought to to prevent a reoccurrence and serve as deterrent to others.

The house also said it would conduct thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the protest.

Mr Daniel Oga-Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, said this when the visited the management of the polytechnic in Lafia on Tuesday.

Oga-ogazi said the visit was aimed at getting first-hand information from the management of the institution on the students’ protest led to the destruction of property worth millions of .

” First and foremost, we sympathise with you and the over the students’ protest led to the destruction of property worth millions of .

” We thank God that no life was lost. We condemn the protest  in its entirety.

” We are here on an oversight function in order to rub minds with you so as to get first-hand information on the students protest which will help us to carry out a thorough investigation.

“We will do our findings and make a report, an implementable report, we will ensure that those behind the act are brought to to serve as  to deterrent others,  ” he said.

He assured  the management of the institution of the committee’s support  to enable them to succeed for the overall of the education sector.

” Their target is to bring you down, we will not allow it. We will draw the attention of Gov. Abdullahi Sule to support you in fixing the Information and Technology( ICT) destroyed among other facilities,” the chairman said.

He commended the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr Justina Kotso, for following due process in the discharge of duties and urged to sustain the tempo.

He advised the alumni of the school to partner with the management of the institution and in order to bring speedy to the institution.

Earlier, Dr Kotso commended the committee for being up and doing in improving on the standard of education in the state.

” I to commend you for sympathising with us  over the unfortunate students protest.

” I to disclose here that the allegations that the management has closed school fees portal and increased school fees were false.

” We did not increase students school fees and we did not close the portal, ” she said.

She explained how the school ICT system was helping in payment of students school fees,thereby blocking leakages in the institution.

She commended Gov. Sule for supporting the activities of the school and called for the sustenance of the gesture.

The News Agency of Nigeria ()  reports that the committee alongside members of the management of the institution inspected the new and old administrative blocks, library, School of Engineering Technology, electrical/ installation workshop, ICT centre and the security outpost, among other facilities destroyed by the students.

also  reports that the students had on March 11 staged a protest over alleged closure of school fees portal and increment in school fees  by the school management, during which they destroyed property worth millions of . ( )