…says pray for our President, don’t wish him dead!
My conversation with the Presidency yesterday in London at about 2:17pm Nigerian time has given more hope that President Muhammad Buhari will soon be back, alive and able to return to his presidential seat.
In the course of conversation, I realized that Nigerians need more love to survive the machinations of the ungodly, the desperadoes and ill wishes gradually being orchestrated by those whose love is not for our teeming citizens but themselves.
This is the time Nigerians have to be more patriotic than political as issues of national interest should be more paramount and the President’s health considered as a national frailty that we as a people and a nation can overcome.
Let me on behalf of teeming Nigerian students, the most marginalized in the nation, appeal to Nigerians and particularly those in positions of trust to be objective in carrying out any obligation assigned to them in national interest. In the same vein, individual players and stakeholders in the polity should thread with caution as the progress, unity and peace of our dear nation is non-negotiable.
PMB is our father and deserves our goodwill and solidarity, if by any reason we’re not comfortable with his absence due to medical vacation, let every Nigerian observe due process in their agitation.
The demands of Nigerian Students was unveiled on 19/7/17 in commemoration of one year in office of the current NANS leadership under my able stewardship as the National President of NANS.
We do hope the Government of PMB will find the Mini compendium, our ‘irreducible minimum’ demand in the education sector most useful in addressing the ills in the education sector for a functional education system in Nigeria.
With our overwhelming membership strength of over 40.1million Nigerian students, ordinarily, we should be the highest noise makers and agitators but neither have we chosen to be restless rather being diplomatic, civil and patriotic as our nation struggles through these trying times and wish to send this as a signal to those disrupting the peace of Nigeria to remember that there is no other nation we have other than Nigeria -our fatherland.
Come. Chinonso Obasi, GCNS, National President, NANS
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