- An official of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Awoyinfa Opeoluwa, has expressed high expectations for the new administration
- The students called on President Bola Tinubu to prioritise the educational sector, stressing its critical role in the growth and development of the nation
- NANS also urged President Tinubu to work tirelessly to find lasting solutions to the security challenges of the nation
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Osogbo, Osun state - Awoyinfa Opeoluwa, the public relations officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Southwest (Zone D), has listed vital areas of the organisation's interest to the president, Bola Tinubu.
Speaking exclusively to Legit.ng on Thursday, June 1, Opeoluwa said NANS hopes that the Tinubu administration will give unprecedented priority to education in the country.
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A 2022 report said there are about 90 million unemployed youths in Nigeria, most of whom obtained their degrees but without jobs.
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While speaking to Legit.ng, the NANS official stated that the government must make more paid jobs available, especially for the youth.
"As student leaders, we have high expectations for the new administration. We hope that the government will prioritise education and provide more opportunities for the youths."
What NANS wants from Tinubu
Furthermore, Opeoluwa tasked the government to foster infrastructural development and job creation. He also sent a message to the Tinubu administration concerning protecting staff and students in school life.
"We also expect the government to improve infrastructures, and create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, which will in turn create more job opportunities for graduates.
"Additionally, there is a desire for the government to prioritise security and ensure the safety of all citizens, especially students who are vulnerable to attacks."
Details of Tinubu's meeting with EFCC chairman Bawa emerge
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng earlier reported that the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday, May 31, met with President Tinubu at the Villa.
The details of the meeting included Bawa's recent visit to Saudi Arabia, where he signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) of Saudi Arabia in a bid to strengthen international partnerships to address the complex challenges posed by corruption.