Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, a non-governmental organisation, yesterday vowed to do everything within the ambit of the law to assist students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, to revive students unionism in the institution, which had been suspended for over two years.
The university’s management had suspended indefinitely activities of the Students Union Government, SUG, of the institution, following students’ protest that led to the killing of four students of the university by security operatives.
Senior programme officer of the organisation, Okeke Anya, who made the NGO’s commitment at the launch of the national campaign on African Union Instruments in Keffi, averred that the move had become necessary in order to provide a platform for the students to get their issues heard by the school and other relevant authorities.
He explained that the NGO had in the last three years been implementing the State of the Union, SOTU, project, which involves a coalition of civil society organisations working across various governments’ thematic areas on the African continent.
Anya further explained that the project sought to advocate for the ratification, domestication and implementation of key African Union conventions and legal instruments, ranging from governance, political, social and economic rights to peace and security amongst others.
According to him, the campaign tagged ‘My Africa, My Future’ was intended to stimulate citizens’ interaction and awareness on key performance of government against democratic principles that include economic, social, civil and political rights.
In their separate goodwill messages, representatives of the state ministries of health, environment, agric all commended the organisation for the awareness programme.


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