The president of the Students Union Government of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Mr. Noble Eyisi and the management of the institution has accused the authorities of the institution of an attempt to expel him from the university for advocating the cause of students.
It would be recalled that, Eyisi had last week led a protest against the management of the university, claiming that the alleged hike in the post UTME examination from N1,000 to N2,000 and the imposition of compulsory N7,500 for biometric data capture were all moves geared at extorting students.
Addressing reporters in Awka Monday, Eyisi also alleged that his aides were being detained in a cell in the school, adding that there were also plans to arrest him.
He said: “My sin is that immediately after I was elected, I slashed transport fare around the campus to N20 and also championed a decrease in the price of food as sold by food vendors in the campus.
“I am supposed to be getting N20,000 daily from drivers in the school, but I forfeited that just to ensure that the fare is reduced. But when we slashed the price of a plate of food in the campus, the management resisted, just because there is an amount of money which the food vendors pay to them.
“We have told them that the people who buy the food are students and not management, and we know how we are suffering, but they refused to listen. That was how they started fighting me.”
The SUG president insisted that he was not being sponsored by anyone as alleged by the management of the institution to destroy the Vice Chancellor, adding that he was only concerned about the well being of students of the institution which is his primary constituency.
He also said that the SUG bus has been confiscated and the management of the institution has long stopped giving it subvention, just as they now collect the Students Union dues and refuse to remit same to the union for running of its affairs.
In the vein, uncomfirmed report reaching liveschoolnews.org has it that the Embattled Student Leader Noble Eyisi has been suspended indefinitely from the Student Union Government (SUG) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka By the Student Representatives Council (SRC)
With this development, the union Vice President Comrade Ozems Precious will assume office as the acting President of the university SUG.
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