2019 budget presentation: NANS wants NASS to apologise to Nigerians

2019 budget presentation: NANS wants NASS to apologise to Nigerians

- The National Association of Nigerian Students has told the federal lawmakers to apologise for booing President Buhari

- The public relations officer of the students' body, Azeez Adeyemi, said the behaviour exhibited by the lawmakers is damaging the country's reputation

- NANS also said that with their action, the lawmakers have not sowed good legacy and mentorship for young generation

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on members of the National Assembly to apologise to Nigerians for their unruly behaviour during President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation.

The public relations officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi, made the call on Friday, December 21, in Abeokuta, NAN reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Adeyemi condemned the lawmakers’ behaviour, saying that it had further tarnished the external image of the country.

He urged the lawmakers to always promote the integrity of the country, while according due respect to its leaders.

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He stressed that the legislators should jettison personal and political interests while treating matters of national interest.

He said: “Nigerian students believe that members of the National Assembly should be role models to Nigerian youths and students by displaying worthy and enviable character.

“It is important to place respect for the honour and integrity of our dear country above any personal or political interests.

“We, hereby, call on the leadership of the National Assembly to, as a matter of necessity, apologise to the entire people of Nigeria over the members’ unruly conduct during the president’s budget presentation."

The NANS spokesperson, nonetheless, urged the National Assembly members to scrutinise the 2019 appropriation bill before its passage so as to ensure the outcome was in the best interest of all Nigerians.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers at the House of Representatives had given the reason behind their booing of the president when he was presenting the 2019 budget proposal on Wednesday, December 19, in Abuja.

Report claimed that upon entering the National Assembly for the budget presentation at 12pm on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari became the subject of booing by the aggrieved opposition lawmakers.

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