Wednesday 31 January 2018

Reinstate UNIBEN SUG excos, NAUS urges management.

The leadership of the National Association of University Students (NAUS) has pleaded with the University of Benin (UNIBEN) authorities to without further delay reinstate the suspended students’ union leaders.
The union leaders were suspended by the school authorities, after the Union led the students on a peaceful protest to complain about ‘exploitative’ increment of school fee.
NAUS made the appeal in a press statement made available to campus journalists at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) University, Lapai, the National Secretariat of the association.
According to the statement jointly signed by the National President of the association, Comrade Kasimu Abdullahi Idrisu and Secretary General, Comrade Shehu Ibrahim Muhammad respectively, the union wondered why the management took such a decision, which they said was not in the best interest of students.
The union noted that the decision of UNIBEN management was equivalent to infringing on the rights and freedom of the students, which contravenes the 1999 Constitution and Africa Charter on Human Rights which support the freedom of association bill that gives students the rights to elect their leaders and maintain a union without any interference from the university authorities.
Apart from the reinstatement of the suspended students’ union leaders, NAUS also appealed for the lifting of ban on the activities of fellowships on campus.
“NAUS hereby appeals to the management of UNIBEN to tamper justice with mercy and recall the affected Union leaders so that they could continue their leadership,” the union pleaded in the statement.

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