The National Association of Nigerian Students, Southwest Zone (NANS Zone D) has asked the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Yaba Faculty of Technology (Yabatech) to reinstate the Governments of the Student Union (SUG) in the two institutions within 14 days. .
NANS threatened to embark on a protest that would halt activities at the two schools if nothing is done.
This was contained in a statement made available to Newslodge in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, on Wednesday by the NANS Deputy Coordinator, Southwest Zone, Comrade Oladimeji Uthman.
Uthman, in the statement, threatened that “the armless battalions of the student population will assault the two institutions if nothing is done to guarantee the reinstatement of the student body in the institutions within 14 days.”
According to him, the SUG remains the only recognized and legitimate representative of the students, adding that its importance cannot be overemphasized.
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“It is on this note that the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students Southwest Zone (NANS Zone D), demands an unconditional restoration of the Government of the Student Union at the University of Lagos, Akoka, and Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, ”he said.
NANS regretted that the SUG has been suspended in the two institutions for approximately five years, claiming an outright disregard for freedom of association and abuse of fundamental human rights.
“NANS Southwest Zone hereby presents an accusation of utter disregard for freedom of association and abuse of fundamental human rights to demand welfare and justice against both institutions, as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.
“The leadership of the National Association of Students of Nigeria, South-West Zone, under the leadership of Comrade Kappo Olawale, gives the leadership of the institutions concerned a definitive step towards restoring the Government of the Student Union by announcing an uprising. total prohibition of student unionism and the corresponding announcement of the date of the election of the Government of the Student Union within the next 14 days or be prepared to receive the secretariat of NANS Zone D and our armless battalions as we will resort to lead a massive demonstration that will stop all activities at the institution, ”the statement reads.