NANS Commends Tinubu on Student Loan Act, Calls for Security in Campuses

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Bola Tinubu for recently signing the Student Loan Bill into law.

The newly elected NANS chairman of Joint Campus Council (JCC) in Anambra State, Mr. Mathew Okoye Okpala, stated this during a press conference yesterday, to announce his recent emergence.

Okpara, a student of Department of Political Science, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, during the conference called for the strengthening of security around campuses across the country to forestall stories of kidnapping by terrorists, and killings by cultists.

He said: “The student community wants to convey our gratitude to our father and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the signing of the students’ loan bill to law.

“This will help in making sure that Nigerian students complete their studies without hitches and on record time.”

Okpara, pleaded with Tinubu to also look into the issue of students’ grant, and consider Nigerian students worthy of receiving grants.

Speaking on insecurity around campuses in Nigeria, the Anambra JCC chairman urged Tinubu to ensure that tertiary institutions receive adequate protection.

There had been incidences of mass abduction of students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In Anambra State, rampaging cultists had cut short the lives of students in Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.

To forestall such occurrences, Okpala said: “We want to call the attention of Mr. President of Nigerian, to the insecurity in our campuses.

“He should please look into it, as protection of lives and properties of Nigerians should be a major responsibility on his table.”

Okpala, said his council would work with student union governments in all the tertiary institutions in Anambra State to ensure that tales of incessant increment in tuition fees will be a thing of the past. He pledged support for Prof Chukwuma Soludo’s revolutionary government in Anambra State.

Okpala won last weekend’s election after securing four out of seven votes cast by senate representatives of the seven participating institutions in the state.

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