Hardship: Don’t be tools for destabilisation, NAKKS, NANS urge students 

Leadership of the National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS) and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Kwara state have admonished students in various tertiary institutions not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destabilisation in the face of current economic hardship in the country.

The student leadership also applauded Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state for what they called his pro-masses programmes aimed at cushioning the effects of fuel subsidy removal and hike cost of living. 

They however advocated the inclusion of private school students in Kwara state in the students’ bursary disbursement.

Speaking at a news conference in Ilorin Wednesday, national president of the NAKSS, Comrade Abdulwahab Arewa, and his NANS counterpart, Comrade Issa Abdulgafar, urged students across the state not to be manipulated or used as agents of disrupting the peace and serenity of the state by any individual or group. 

“As a result of this, I urge you all to remain calm and hopeful in the cause of building a new nation that will be full of great opportunities for all of us to thrive. We must not allow ourselves to be manipulated or used as agents of destrupting the peace and serenity of the state by any individual or group. We must, at all times ensure that our hope in a New Nigerian remains very much alive,” the student leaders said.

They appealed to Governor AbdulRazaq to continue to prioritise the interest of students, especially at this critical time.