NANS, NAOSS pass vote of confidence on Ogun gov, Dapo Abiodun, aide
By Felix Khanoba
The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun chapter and the national leadership of National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) have passed a vote of confidence on the administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
A joint statement signed by Comrade Damilola Simeon Kehinde (Da Osmos), Chairman, NANS, Ogun axis and Comrade Gbemileke Emmanuel Ogunronbi, National President, NAOSS, said the confidence vote on the governor was prompted by his numerous interventions in the education sector.
The statement obtained by The AUTHORITY on Thursday, also conveyed the students bodies’ confidence vote on the Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Students Matters, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez.
It reads: “Our expression of confidence and solidarity is not unconnected to the numerous interventions and palpable success recorded in the educational sector.
” As far as the academic sector is concerned, Dapo Abiodun has been an all around achiever within the time frame of his emergence till today.
” Aside from the correction of lopsided policies, financial interventions, creation and execution of ingenious policies and projects, among others, the appointments into key positions in the sector is also a big factor in the success accrued to the government.
“Consequently, we also pass a vote of confidence on the Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Students Matters, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez.
” The aide to the Governor being a fellow Comrade, is well grounded in the craft of Students structure management and conflict resolution.
” We recognize and acknowledge his efforts in representing our best interests in the state government.Indeed, the Governor couldn’t have made a better choice.
” We therefore urge the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to completely disregard a political propaganda disguised as a students constituency publication calling for the removal of the Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Students Matters; Comrade Adeyemi Azeez.
“We find it expedient to reiterate that the Governor of Ogun State; Prince Dapo Abiodun should not fall for their gimmicks as their target is to mislead the governor into destroying his defensive wall in the Students constituency.
” The release is nothing but a mishmash and deliberate distortion of facts for mischievous purposes. The misguided and malevolent publication completely differs with the desire and aspiration of actual students in the Gateway state.”
The students bodies also dismissed a purported press release said to be signed by one Samrich, who allegedly claimed to be chairman of Ogun NANS, he cannot speak for or on behalf of the association.
” Therefore, every publication or statement made by him on under the guise of NANS is ultra vires.
” We however urge all security agencies to be more proactive in the arrest and prosecution of all dissents masquerading under the umbrella of Students Unionism to cause chaos in the state on the order of their political masters.
” Failure to do this within a reasonable time frame will force us to do it the Aluta way.
In addition, we will like to emphasize that NANS, NAOSS and all students interest bodies must not be embroiled in partisan politics so as to maintain the essential essence of the organidation.
“NANS Ogun under the pilotage of Comrade Damilola Simeon Kehinde (Da Osmos) and the National secretariat of National Association of Ogun State Students under the guidance of Comrade Gbemileke Emmanuel Ogunronbi wishes all our Students Eid Mubarak, ” the statement added.