- NANS says President Buhari will bring about positive changes in West African states following his emergence as ECOWAS chairman
- The student group says the president will promote freedom, equity and social justice through his new position
- APC queries Bukola Saraki, gives him 48 hours to respond
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his emergence as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by NANS’ national public relations officer, Bestman Okereafor, on Wednesday, August 1, in Enugu, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Buhari emerged as ECOWAS chairman on Tuesday, July 31, at the end of the commission’s meeting in Togo to replace Togolese President, Faure Gnassigbe.
NANS, therefore, stated that it was joining West Africans and Nigerians in congratulating Buhari, stressing that Nigerian students consider this as victory for all Nigerians.
“We have no doubt that President Buhari will bring about positive changes in West African states. We believe he will promote freedom, equity and social justice, which will bring about the much-anticipated peaceful co-existence among member states.
“Once again from all Nigerian students schooling both at home and in the Diaspora, we say congratulations to our beloved President, Muhammadu Buhari.”
Meanwhile, the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly queried the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, for allegedly producing a conducive environment for its members to defect recently.
The party’s NWC asked Saraki to respond within 48 hours to its query as to why disciplinary action should not to be taken against him for breaching article 21 of the constitution of the party.
Vanguard reports that the party’s query took the decision in a resolution signed by the national secretary of the party, Mai Maila Buni.
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