The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has set up an 18-man committee to monitor the disbursement of the N200billion given to tertiary institutions by the federal government.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, NANS president, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo said the decision to set up the monitoring task force was to ensure that there was transparency in the disbursement of the funds, while avoiding the reccurrence of the impasse between the federal government and the academic union.

The NANS president, who commended both the academic staff union and the federal government on the amicable resolution of the feud, said the task force was “to monitor the progress being made and to equally evaluate the extent of implementation of the felt needs of the education sector as identified by the Need Assessment Team, ASUU, Nigerian students and all other stakeholders.

“In this respect, we are inaugurating the NANS Task Force Committee on the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the entire projects and programmes for which funds have been mapped out as enshrined in the fresh accord between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),” the president stated.

He, therefore, charged the inaugurated members to ensure a constant, thorough and diligent watch on the efficient utilisation of funds and ensure that they are duly channelled into infrastructural development of the campuses, adding that “the assignment is critical to the successful outcome of the upgrading plans adopted both the union and the government.”

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