The crisis rocking some tertiary institutions in Adamawa State and the state’s students association has taken a new dimension.

The state chapter of the National Union of Adamawa State Students has given the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Abubakar Rufai, and the Special Assistant (SA) to the Governor on Students Affairs, Muhammad Marafa two working days to resign their appointments.

Their offence according to the student’s body is the alleged dissolution of the body on June 16, 2017 and constitution of a caretaker body to run its affairs.

The President of the Students Union, Bilal Abdullahi and the immediate past President, Danlemu Jimeta warned of consequences that could follow if the public officers failed to resign.

They also threatened to shut-down the State Ministry of Education.

“We are giving the commissioner for higher education, Abubakar Ahmad Rufai, and the SA to the governor on students liaison, Muhammad Ahmad Marafa, two working days starting from Monday to resign their appointments.” He accused them of alleged incompetence, fanaticism and lack of respect for the rule of law, and students of Adamawa state.

“The illegal caretaker committee (for the Union of Adamawa students) set up by the commissioner cease to operate, since there are legally elected officials of the union in place. The commissioner should be reminded that we students are not staff of his ministry so he lacks powers to preside over our affairs,” he stated.