Following the crisis at Abia State Polytechnic and the locking of the school gate by the Abia State NLC Chairman, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe making students and staff stranded on the 2nd October 2019.
The President of the Student Union Government, Comrade George Nwankwo has denied a report that the students participated in such demeanour and protest. He stated that the students have no business with NLC and warns NLC to further stay away from their school.
Recall, The Student Union Government of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba released a statement on 30th September 2019 asking the NLC chairman to allow school management to properly restructure the institution for better performance.
PRESS RELEASE- 30/9/19
Our attention has been drawn to media publication suggesting that students of Abia State Polytechnic (Abiapoly) Aba participated in a demonstration on Monday 30th September 2019, against the management of our great institution with regards the ongoing reforms aimed at repositioning our school for greater exploits.
We wish to state unequivocally that Abiapoly students were not involved in any protest but rather the organizers, led by Abia State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Chairman, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe, brought hoodlums to our school to lock up the gate and harass innocent passers-by.
As a student body, we have no business with NLC or the local unions and frown at the attempt to involve us in a matter we consider purely administrative. Furthermore, we believe that anything that will lead to the closure of our school at this time will hurt us as students as well as our parents who carry the burden of paying school fees for more years than planed originally
We, therefore, wish to warn the leadership of NLC in the state and the local unions to stay clear of our school along with their hired hoodlums as we will not keep quiet and watch outsiders lock up our school again.