- The National Association of Nigerian Students has split
- The splinter group returned to the defunct NUNS
- The executives of the revived NUNS are led by Comrade Salaudeen Lukman, a student of Geology and Mineral Science from Kwara State University
The umbrella body of students in the country, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has split, with the splinter group returning to the defunct National Union of Nigerian Students (NUNS).
The Nation reports that the NUNS, proscribed by the federal military government led by Olusegun Obasanjo in April 1978, was resuscitated after the election of its national executives at the Kaduna Polytechnic over the weekend.
NAIJ.com gathered that the executives are led by Comrade Salaudeen Lukman, a student of Geology and Mineral Science from Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin.
They include Faruk Isah, vice president, National Affairs, Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho; Abdulazeez Musa Alhassan, vice-president, External Affairs; Abdulazeez Musa Alhassan from Bayero University Kano.
Others are Okonkwo Collins, vice-president, special duties Uni Uli, Anambra state and Odugbemi Olohunfemi Ojotina, public relations officer, Kogi State University, among others.
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The president of second republic of the NUNS, Comrade Lukman, said: “NUNS is a child of necessity to salvage a recurring problem of loss of ideology, political hijack, display of hooliganism/thuggery and mass domination of non-students in the existing apex students’ body,
“Hence we shall not deviate from the core values and principle of operation in constructive alutarism with diplomacy.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the NANS cautioned students against using the social media to spread falsehood and information capable of causing disaffection.
NANS national public relations officer, Bestman Okereafor, stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.
Okereafor said students should desist from spreading false information through the social media on incidences that do not exist, as the practice was capable of endangering the relative peace being enjoyed in the country.
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