The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun State chapter, has called on the state government to help provide adequate security for students in tertiary institutions in the state.
The chairman of the association in the state, Mr. Kehinde Simeon, made this known yesterday at a news conference in Abeokuta. He appealed to the government to invite heads of security and tertiary institutions to a security meeting where they would proffer ways that would prevent criminals from perpetrating evils on campuses.
“It is high time for government at all levels to prove themselves as friends of the masses and of the students’ constituency through decisive, strategic, and holistic actions. The issue of kidnapping students on campuses should not be taking for granted; we condemn in its entirety the recent kidnapping of students from Greenfield University, Kaduna State. It is very pathetic that five of these students have so far been killed for a crime they knew nothing about. The function of every government in the world is to provide adequate security for the lives and properties within their jurisdictions,” the chairman said.
Simeon also appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to ensure that the student’s community is safe, saying all criminal elements found within the school premises should be flushed out.