NANS Ultimatum: Our stand – Kogi Govt

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Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor

Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor

The Kogi State Government has reacted to the seven days ultimatum given to the governor, Yahaya Bello, by the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, to reopen the state university at Anyigba or face protests on the streets of Lokoja, the state capital.

The government, in a statement issued on Sunday by Kingsley Fanwo, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, described as ridiculous insinuations that Governor Yahaya Bello was not sensitive to the plight of students at the state-owned university.

In the statement titled: Re-Kogi on Auto Reverse: How NANS was dragged into an uninformed battle, Fanwo stated:

The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to an uninformed publication purportedly attributed to the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, placing a brush of insensitivity to the plight of students on the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.

In line with our communication commitment to the public, we wish to set the record straight and disinfect the minds of the unsuspecting public, who may not understand the secret reasons behind the unjustified attack on the Government of Kogi State by an association which is still sorting out its leadership splinters.

It is incredulously ridiculous to insinuate that Governor Yahaya Bello is not sensitive to the plight of the students at the state-owned university, which has been on strike for months.

Immediately after his inauguration, authorities of the various higher institutions in the State were the first to be invited for briefing by the Governor. He assured them of his determination to reposition tertiary education in the State, saying his New Direction agenda was built on the platform of education.

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Source:: PM Newspaper