Comrade Yinka Gbadebo has emerged the newly elected National Association of Nigerian Students’ (NANS) President at its just concluded 26th convention on Tuesday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Student delegates from institutions of higher learning across Nigeria converged in Uyo on Thursday, December 13. In addition to electing new officials, the enlarged delegate conference was also expected to discuss the state of the
It was gathered from the just concluded convention that the delegates focused only on the elections without deliberating on Nigeria’s present situation.
A delegate who expressed his disappointment over the one-way traffic convention that did not
discuss current issues in the country referred to the convention as an “evidence of the level of degeneration in NANS.”
He emphasized that NANS has being representing the struggle for the liberation of Nigeria’s downtrodden and oppressed classes.
It will be recalled that NANS was established at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos in 1980 and has since served as the national umbrella body of all students’ unionsin Nigeria.
Comrade Gbadebo led administration was however challenged to do its best in order to redeem the group’s image and return NANS to its glory days.