Nigerian students leader calls for patriotism

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANs has called on Nigerians to be more patriotic, as issues of national interest should be paramount.

The NANs President, Comrade Chinoso Obasi made the call in Abuja while speaking on the need to pray more for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“This is the time Nigerians have to be more patriotic than political as issues of national interest should be more paramount and the President’s health considered as a national frailty that we as a people and a nation can overcome” NANs President.

“Let me on behalf of teeming Nigerian students, the most marginalized in the nation, appeal to Nigerians and particularly those in positions of trust to be objective in carrying out any obligation assigned to them in national interest. In the same vein, individual players and stakeholders in the polity should thread with caution as the progress, unity and peace of our dear nation is non-negotiable” Comrade Obasi said

“PMB is our father and deserves our goodwill and solidarity, if by any reason we’re not comfortable with his absence due to medical vacation, let every Nigerian observe due process in their agitation” he added.

He appealed to Nigerians and particularly those in positions of trust to be objective in carrying out any obligation assigned to them in national interest.

Obasi urged stakeholders to tread with caution as the progress, unity and peace of Nigeria is non-negotiable.

Speaking on the demands of Nigerian Students ,the student leader said, the national association of Nigeria students unveiled a Mini compendium, titled ‘irreducible minimum’ demand in the education sector, which according to him will be useful in addressing the ills in the education sector for a functional education system in Nigeria.

“With our overwhelming membership strength of over 40.1million Nigerian students, ordinarily,  we should  be the highest noise makers and agitators but neither have we chosen to be restless rather being diplomatic, civil and patriotic as our nation struggles through these trying times and wish to send this as a signal to those disrupting the peace of Nigeria to remember that there is no other nation we have other than Nigeria -our fatherland” Obasi said.

 

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