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UNILAG protest: Shehu Sani speaks on tuition fee hike, sends important message to Nigerian students

September 13, 20234 min read

UNILAG Protest: Shehu Sani Reveals What Nigerian Students Should Do on Tuition Hike

  • Shehu Sani has backed the protest embarked upon by some students of the University of Lagos over the increment in tuition fees of the institution
  • The former lawmaker urged other Nigerian students to take such drastic action to address the situation
  • Meanwhile, the Wednesday, September 13, street walk, is the second protest in one week by the UNILAG students who are joined by colleagues from other universities

The former senator of Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani has declared support behind the recent move of some students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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Shehu Sani reacts as UNILAG students protest tuition fee hike. Photo credit: Senator Shehu Sani, @ikejabird

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Recall that some UNILAG students, on Wednesday, September 13, hit the street to express their dissatisfaction with the raised tuition fees announced by the school management.

The protesters (the UNILAG students), joined by their peers from other universities, chanted centrally on the need for the school authorities to reduce the fees.

Reacting, In a post shared on his X page (formerly Twitter), Sani commended the students for their actions and urged other Nigerian students to emulate them.

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Sani tweeted:

“Unilag students protest against the hike in school fees is commendable; Students from other higher institutions across the country facing same situation should emulate them.”

Nigerians react to Shehu Sani’s statement on X (Twitter)

As usual, Nigerians react as Shehu Sani reveals what Students should do over tuition hike; captured some of their reactions below;

@OwoBalo tweeted:

“Government trying to share palliative with right hand and collecting it back in their pockets with left hand. It is somehow .”

@Davidweizide tweeted:

“You are directly calling for students protest fully knowing that any protest at hand might lead to revolution?

@_Midax tweeted:

“The whole students could go on strike and still nothing will be done.”

@nnaezema tweeted:

“I agree with you. Solidarity and collective action can lead to positive change.”

@Sir_RomanticGuy tweeted:

“Students are facing Many challenges in this country……”

Rusticated UNIABUJA student drags university to court, demands N50m damages

A recently rusticated student of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Oladeru Samson Olamilekan, has filed a suit against the school management at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Olamide was rusticated over planned protests against the recent hike in school fees.

Olamilekan is seeking an order “reinstating forthwith the Applicant as a bonafide student of the 1st Respondent (UNIABUJA), with all rights and privileges attached thereto.”

Shehu Sani reacts as Kano gov stops increment of tuition fees

Earlier, Shehu Sani commended the Kano state government headed by Abba Kabir Yusuf over his recent decision.

Shehu Sani, in a post shared on his Twitter page on Tuesday, August 15, disclosed the decision by Governor Yusuf to stop private and government institutions from increasing school fees.

Sani noted that it is a welcome development and that other state governors should do the same because dollars and petrol issues in the country should not be used as an excuse to bill parents more.


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