Seventy-three students of Nasarawa State origin at the Nigerian Law School on Monday staged a peaceful protest at the Government House, Lafia, over the non-payment of bursary awards to them.
The students converged and marched toward the Government House but were stopped at the gate by security agents. The leader of the students, Mr Suleiman Ibrahim-Atanye, said that as law-abiding citizens, they would remain at the gate and wait for Gov. Tanko Al-Makura to hear their complaint. Ibrahim-Atanye said they had not received any money from the government as bursary since they started the one-year programme at the law school.
Reacting on the matter, the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Scholarship Board, Suleiman AbdulWahab, said he was surprised that the students had to take to the streets as they were in his office on September12.
He promised to discuss the matter with the governor and asked them to come back on Wednesday