National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has said it has resolved to intensify its involvement on issues bordering on the well being of the nation, adding that it has over the years been at the receiving end of bad programmes and policies of government.
NANS, in a statement signed by its President, Comrade Tijani Usman, explained that it would henceforth make input in critical programmes of government rather than wait to suffer and complain about the consequences of unfavourable actions.
He stated further that the students constituted a significant voting population and must take advantage of her strength.
“That is why, at the risk of being misconstrued as dabbling into partisan politics, NANS has taken stands on issues that it believes are for the good of the entire nation. We rose up recently to say no to zoning in the leadership of National Assembly but threw our weight behind merit.
“Similarly, we are planning a Dinner and a Lecture in Abuja with outstanding leaders in both the executive and legislative arms of government where student leaders from all higher institutions in the country and stakeholders across the 36 states, including Abuja would have an opportunity to interact with the personalities.”
He said NANS has carefully selected individuals which it is convinced have provided exemplary leadership in their various capacities and it would only be proper to commend such people while urging others to emulate them.
‘We have the likes of Akwa Ibom State Gov. Godswill Akpabio, Ondo State Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, Kanu State Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso, Lagos State Governor Raji Fashola, Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
“Others are, Senate President, David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Dr. Abdulmumuni Jubril, House Committee Chairman on Finance, Dr Sanusi Lamido, Emir of Kano, Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Dikko Abdullahi, John Okpo, Rector, Maritime Academy, Oron, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and INEC Chairman, Pof. Attahiru Jega.”
The statement also stated the title of the lecture is “Good governance and democratic dividends.”

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