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BUK students threaten to shut down Kano over bursary
Student of Bayero University, Kano on Friday staged a peaceful protest, demanding the payment of their three years bursary from the state government.
Hundreds of students took to the street, chanting anti Government slogan decried what they described as “Kwankwaso led Government insensitivity to their plight over the unpaid allowances” totaling up to several millions of naira last three years.
The students in a letter addressed to the State government said: “BUK students have given Kano state Government a maximum of one week to settle the students so as to celebrate their Eid Fitr happily or otherwise students will come out in mass to protest for their right”
They threatened to scuttle the peace in Kano during the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri if the Rabiu Kwankwaso-led government failed to offset backlog of scholarship allowance due them.
Meanwhile, the Kano State government dismissed their threat, saying that it had already voted about N400m to settle the unpaid bursary.
Speaking through the Director of Press and Public Relations, Mallam Halilu Dantiye, Kwankwaso assured them that the 60th executive council meeting had approved the total sum of N39.8m for the payment of the scholarship allowances through the Ministry of Higher Education last Wednesday.
However, he appealed to the students to refrain from any act that could cause affray in the state.
“We expect the students to imbibe the culture of peace in conflict resolution.”