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Lagos students disrupt activities at Ambode’s office over unpaid N683m bursary

By News desk

Hundreds of National Union of Lagos State Students, NULASS, yesterday stormed office of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, lamenting over unpaid N683 million bursary.

The protest came two months after the governor told the students that the funds has been released and that payments would be made immediately to ensure their academic pursuit does not encounter any hitches.

The students, who were armed with several placards to express their displeasure over continued withhold of the fund, alleging that the state government action was frustrating their academic pursuit.

Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved students, NULASS General Secretary, Padonu Mathew, lamented that the officials at the ministry of education have allegedly been tossing them around.

Matthew said: “Since announcing the release of the funds, we have been asking the state government officials when will the funds be paid. But they have not been able to give us any concrete date. Rather, they kept appealing for more time to effect payment.”

Addressing the students, Special Adviser to the Governor, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, urged the protesting students to exercise patients, saying, in few days, the payment would be sorted out.

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