June 13, 2024

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NANS urges Soludo to capture students in Anambra budget, warns against fees increment

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National Association of Nigerian students’ (NANS) Anambra State has called on the State government to commence the process of getting students in the state into its budget of expenditure.

Chairman Joint Campus Council (JCC), Anambra State Axis. Comr. Mathew Okoye Okpala made the appeal in a press conference in Awka shortly after his election victory held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Okpala, a Political Science student of Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, defeated Ifeanyi Chukwuemeka of UNIZIK in the election described as credible by pioneer Chairman of JCC, Comrade Patrick Afubera.

He warned against increments of school fees or any unnecessary fees, insisting that such actions were unacceptable in the campuses.

“We call on Anambra State government to kick-start the process of getting the Anambra State students into their budget of Expenditure, that is payment of busier and NANS Annual Caption so we can run the affairs of NANS in the state.

“Increment of school fees or any unnecessary fees is unacceptable in our campuses,” he said.

Appreciating President Bola Tinubu for signing of the students loans, which he said would assist in students seamless completion of their studies, Okpala pleaded with him to also look into the students’ grants.

He further drew the President’s attention to the prevailing insecurity across various campuses in the zone, stressing that the protection of lives and properties of Nigerians remain his major responsibility.

He also urged the Red and Green Chambers of Nigerian parliament to look into the power sector and ensure electrical tariff remained affordable by Nigerians.

His words, “We in the students community want to convene of must gratitude to our father and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the signing of the students loans, which will help in making sure that Nigerian students complete their studies without any inches, we plead that the students grant should equally be look into.

“We also want to thank the governor of Anambra state, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo for his developmental strides and process going on in every part of the state.

“We want to say a very big thank for having Anambra people at heart, We in the students community will always be there for you and the state, and promised to stand by you on your developmental plans.

“We also want to say a very big thank you to the management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka for providing a level playing ground for a successful election. Thank you prof. Charles Esimone.”

The JCC boss further called on institution in the state without elected Students Union Government to quickly commence process of conducting the exercise.

“All the higher institution in Anambra State, who do not have a standing elected Students Union Government should kick-start a process to conduct SUG Election in due time

“Any intimidation from any management to our students, we the students leadership will resist such act and accompany it with actions. 

“We also want to thank the President of the National Association of Nigerian students’ Comr. Lucky Emenofe for making sure the students loans come to β€œreality”, thank you once again Mr. President of NANS.

“We appreciate the powerful Coordinator of freedom Zone, NANS Zone-F Comrade Chidi Nzekwe, for standing with the truth and making sure the right thing is done, thank you my coordinator,” he added.

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