Let's Prioritize Nigeria's Interest, NANS Tells Politicians, Protesters - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

Breaking

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Let's Prioritize Nigeria's Interest, NANS Tells Politicians, Protesters

Adeyemi Azeez


ABEOKUTA - National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to Politicians in the country to jettison their selfish interest at the detriment of the nation's peace and stability.


NANS equally condemned the ongoing protests across the country which led to wanton destruction of lives and properties, saying the agitation by the youths have been hijacked by some unknown forces. 


Speaking at a World Press Conference in Abeokuta on Wednesday, the National Public Relations Officer of the association, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez expressed displeasure on the recent turns of activities of EndSARS protesters which according to him has been hijacked by hoodlums and criminals. 


Adeyemi explained that, jailbreaking, burning of Police stations, attacking Governors convoys, looting, robbing  and harassing innocent citizens in the name of Anti-SARS protest were nothing but misrepretation of the main focus of the agitations reform policing in Nigeria. 


He said, although, the association frowned at the level of unprofessionalism and impunity which has characterized the activities of the men of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), but refused to join in the protest the agitations have been infiltrated by those who are not comfortable with the leadership of the country. 


"Let me say unequivocally that, Nigerian students frowned at the killings of protesters at Lekki, but we also call on Nigerian youths to obey the government directives on the imposition of curfew in the state. 


"It is obvious that, hoodlums have hijacked this protest, we should priotized the interest of this country above personal issue. NANS have reservations about joining this protest, because it is statement of fact that this protest is infiltrated, it has series of undertone, it is not a genuine interest anymore.

 

"The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) wish to use this opportunity to registered our total displeasure on the recent turns of activities of the EndSARS protesters which has been hijacked by hoodlums and criminals. The jail break, burning of police stations, attacking Governors convoy, looting, robbing and harassing innocent citizen in the name of ANTISARS protest were nothing more than misrepresenting the main focus of the agitations reform policing in Nigeria.


"As an organization we frown at the level of unprofessionalism and impunity which has characterized the activities of the men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), while we appreciate the rapid response of the Federal Government of Nigeria through the office of the Inspector General of Police banning the activities of the SARS across the country in wake of the ongoing nationwide protests. 


"Based on the recent violence activities of some criminals who are using the ENDSARS protest to cause mayhem, loot, jail break and other criminal activities which is giving the ENDSARS protesters bad image and making the struggle to loose the sympathy of average Nigerians, we hereby call on EndSARS protesters to organised themselves into a formidable structure with leadership and enter dialogue with Federal Government of Nigeria towards addressing all the concerns raise through the ENDSARS protest."


The association however, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in order to douse the growing tension in the country and restore confidence of the people on the government. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pages