Comrade Danlad Sunday Oladele, the pioneer president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has died just two weeks after winning a battle to get YABATECH to release his certificate.
According to Senator Dino Melaye, Oladele’s certificate was withheld by the management of YabaTech as a punitive measure over his activism during his days in the college.
Oladele, alongside a few others, had in 1980 led the rebirth of the students’ movement from the proscribed National Union of Nigerian Students after the military government of Olusegun Obasanjo had, during the “Ali Must Go struggle” led by Olusegun Okeowo, banned student unionism, which was firmly organised under NUNS.
Oladele was said to have led others, and they regrouped, wrote a new constitution and in 1980, founded NANS.
But his actions “later earned him and most of his colleagues varying consequences such as expulsion, rustication and withholding of their certificates,” Melaye…
Source: Linda Ikeji