The National Association of Nigerian Students
(NANS) has expressed delight over the return of President Muhammadu
Buhari to the country after a medical vacation in London.
A statement NANS’ President, Mr Chinonso Obasi, on Sunday in
Abuja, said students stood with the President through the difficult
times and would continue to stand with him in prayers.
He prayed God to grant Buhari more wisdom; understanding and energy
to enable him provide the necessary leadership needed to move the nation
“As Mr President settles down, I will, in the spirit of comradeship
and solidarity, mobilise the leadership of Nigerian students to pay a
special welcome back solidarity visit to him.
“We will intimate him of certain developments in the nation’s
educational sector and other issues of critical national importance.
“We urge the President to use the opportunity of his return to
quickly introduce a new sense of vigour into his administration by
re-positioning his cabinet for effectiveness and efficiency.
“There is need to bring on board, cerebral, competent, vibrant,
contemporary and dynamic young people to stimulate the administration
and revive the ailing economy,’’ he said.
Obasi also condemned the recent murder of lecturers of the University
of Maiduguri and others who embarked on oil exploration in the Lake
He appealed to Buhari to use his broadcast, scheduled for Aug. 21, to
address the indefinite strike the Academic Staff Union of
Universities so that students could return to school soon.
Obasi, however, noted the critical challenges of the Nigerian
universities and stressed the need to include Nigerian students in the
recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
He also called for the inclusion of students and youths in
decision-making process on issues that concerned them, to enable them
actively participate in such process and contribute to national
Source: Daily Trust