President of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS, Sunday Asefon today declares June 12 as a National protest day. He gave his verdict due to the insecurity of the country and the lives of students who have fall victim to the effects of kidnapping and banditry in the country.
He condemns the kidnapping of over 200 students in the Rafi Local Government council Area of Niger State with high hopes that they are returned home safely. The President of NANS also gave information about the relocation of the new NANS headquarters situated in North Central State. He explained the reasons for the protest and ensured that things will change with prayers and protests scheduled to hold on June 11 and 12 respectively.
He said “I hereby declare 11th June as the national students’ day of prayers. Prayers shall be offered for the repose of our students who have died in the hands of kidnappers. Prayers shall be held for the safe return of our students who are still with their kidnappers.”
Sunday Asefon continued further saying “I hereby declare June 12, 2021, as the National Day of Peaceful Protest to call on the government to act decisively towards addressing insecurity in our schools, campuses and also announce a proactive measure or strategy towards ensuring safer schools”.
The President of NANS condemned the celebration of Democracy day and concluded the interview by saying “What are we celebrating when people are not at peace when insecurity is threatening our existence when killings and banditry are the order of the day? Democracy is about people, but what are we celebrating as democracy day when the people are being killed?”
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