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Osun NANS JCC held senate meeting amidst dire economy, released communique on students welfarism, gives 14_days ultimatum to govt



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In light of the dire economic turmoil ravaging Nigerian students and the populace, exacerbated by the oppressive policies of both the federal and state governments, the students of higher institutions across Osun State under the umbrella of National Association of Nigerian Students, Osun JCC Axis convened a revolutionary gathering at the University of Ilesa students union building named African Building.

The Axis Chairman Comr. Ogungbe Taiwo Adedamola a.k.a Capito, following an opening prayer, outlined the agenda for the meeting. With a motion for commencement passionately moved by Comrade Hazmat Wasiu Ajadi, the Students’ Union President of Federal Polytechnic Ede, and after much intellectual deliberation, the following resolutions were passionately forged:

1. The students, fully aware of the devastating impact of the neo-classical Tinubu’s economy and the slew of anti-student policies, including the abrupt removal of fuel subsidies and the exorbitant hike in commodity prices and school fees nationwide, vehemently demand that the federal government heed the cries of Nigerian students or face the unyielding wrath of Nigerian students.

2. Following rigorous intellectual discourse, the students lament the callous indifference of the Osun State government towards the plight of students, evident in its callous hike in school fees across state-owned institutions. Disappointed by Governor Ademola Adeleke’s failure to uphold his promise of prioritizing student welfare, the students adamantly demand the immediate reversal of the unjust fee increments, lest they unleash the full force of their collective resistance hitting streets in a massive protest.

3. Addressing the dire lack of transportation facilities on campuses, the students demand that the State Governor, in alignment with past precedents laid by his predecessors, provide buses to alleviate the burdens faced by students across all eight institutions in Osun State.

4. Expressing grave concern over overcrowded classrooms and the tragic loss of a student’s life at Federal Polytechnic Ede due to congested conditions, the students demand that campus management prioritize student welfare by ensuring conducive learning environments.

5. Emphasizing that academic spaces must remain sacrosanct and free from unwarranted intrusion, the students vehemently oppose any future incursions by security agencies such as the EFCC. They demand that academic pursuits be safeguarded from arbitrary arrests and disruptions, and in line with the EFCC’s resolution that there won’t be night raids again, the agency, if truly committed to truth, should obey their own words by stopping night raids like thieves or bandits.

6. Urging immediate palliative measures to alleviate the prevailing hardships faced by students, the students demand that the State government provide palliatives for students.

The students express resounding confidence in the leadership of NANS JCC Osun Axis for their tireless advocacy on behalf of the student body and thereby pass a vote of confidence in the Capito-led administration.

7. In a show of unwavering resolve, the students issue a 14-day ultimatum to the Osun State government to address their grievances and meet their demands. Failure to do so will result in mass mobilization as students flood the streets of Osogbo, the state capital, in protest against the neglect of student interests.

With these resolutions firmly in place, and with a motion for adjournment moved by the representative from the University of Ilesa, the Senate stands adjourned to reconvene at a later date, prepared to escalate their struggle for justice and equality, challenging the status quo with unyielding determination.t

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