Students of School of Nursing, Makurdi, Benue State, Thursday blocked the State Secretariat entrance in protest to the poor management in their school.
According to Benue social media influencer, Krayzie-tee Atu, the protest started when one of the students died in the school.
Some of the students who spoke to journalists lamented that their allowances are not being paid. They also complained about the lack of power supply and potable water which has led to the outbreak of killer diseases in the school.
“These are their passionate plea to the government, and I believe they are not asking for too much. At a point, police were actually seen harassing them but timely youthful intervention prevented further intimidation,” Benue blogger, Krayzie-tee Atu wrote on Facebook.
“We, therefore, call on Governor Samuel Ortom to look into these issues so that our future nurses will have peace of mind and concentrate on their studies.”
This is coming after pensioners in the state blocked major roads in the capital on Wednesday over 35-month pensions owe them by Governor Samuel Ortom’s administration.
The hunger-stricken retirees matched in their hundreds along major roads in Makurdi, the State Capital, causing momentary gridlock.
The aged protesters carried placards that read; “De Collect But the Governor in God We Trust Cannot Pay Me, Why?”, “Our Wives have Deserted our homes”, etc.