National Association of Nigerian Students has said students will go
ahead with the planned protest scheduled for Monday to draw government
attention to the suffering of the majority of Nigerians despite the
withdrawal of the convener of the protest, Tuface, from the match.
Deputy Coordinator of NANS in the South West, Mr. Saheed Afolabi, said
this while speaking with our correspondent on the telephone on Sunday.
NANS leader said it was good that Tuface came up with the idea but his
withdrawal from it would not stop those, who had indicated their
interest to participate from going ahead with the protest.
said, “We are going ahead with the protest. It is going to be a peaceful
protest just to draw the attention of the government to the intense
suffering and hunger ravaging the majority of Nigerians as a result of
the economic crisis facing Nigeria.
is good that Tuface came up with the idea of the peaceful protest but
we are going ahead with it even if he decides not to participate in it
any longer. There is hunger in the land, it is too much and we the
students are the hardest hit by the poor economy.
can be likened to the case of a bus conductor, who loads a bus and
decides not to travel with it. We will go ahead with the planned protest
with our without his (Tuface) participation.”
He assured security
agents of good conduct on the part of the students, saying their aim
was not to cause mayhem but to let those in government be aware of the
suffering of the masses.
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