ASABA—STUDENTS of Delta State origin under the auspices of National Association of Delta State Students, NADESSTU, have threatened to shut down the capital city of Asaba, if their 2013/2014 bursary was not paid in the next two weeks.
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NADESSTU in a communiqué at the end of its emergency meeting at Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, said that the students were no longer happy with the development, adding that any further delay in the payment of the bursary may lead to students’ unrest in the state.
The communiqué by Shaka Emomine, National President and others, decried that the student community was losing faith in the national leadership of the association over the issue.
The communiqué, said: “The national leadership of the association will no longer stand any chance of losing or jeopardizing the trust bestowed on us by our fellow students whom we were elected to serve and protect their interest.
“Therefore, the Delta State Government is hereby issued a two-week ultimatum to come up with the payment of the Delta State Students Bursary/Scholarships Award or risk a state wide protest from the students with its main target being the state capital, Asaba with a magnitude of protest capable of bringing all commercial activities in the beautiful city to a halt until the cries of the students are listened to.”