The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says there is no going back in Nigeria’s existence as one united country and has urged the Federal Government to come up with solutions on how to resolve the various agitation’s threatening the unity of the country.
The leadership of the students’ body led by its President, Comrade Aruna Kadiri, stated this in Enugu when members of the association gathered to declare its stand on the state of the nation.
According to Kadiri, students are the majority stakeholders in the Nigerian project, hence, NANS cannot folds its hands and watch the country disintegrate, adding that the association would brainstorm on solutions that will guarantee equity, fair play and justice for all ethnic nationalities in the country.
“Recall that as part of the first challenge that confronted Nigerian state on security issues was in 1962 Nigerian-Anglo Defence pact that only the Nigerian students had the courage to reject and consequently shut down. Today, we have resolved vehemently and consciously to address the nation and traditionally give them direction,” he said.
The NANS president stated that the reason the association decided to converge in Enugu was to fraternize with the Igbo people in their pains and agonies, which have metamorphosed to the agitation for self-determination by groups like IPOB and MASSOB.
“The choice of Enugu is very significant and we consider the occasion epochal. Among the issues threatening to tear the country apart is the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, a group of some Igbo people. So, in coming to Enugu, it is to identify with the people of Igbo land and share in their concerns. But while doing that we must remain united,” he added.