Worried by the continuous and intentional negligence in constituting the Governing Council for Tertiary Institutions in Ogun State, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on Governor Dapo Abiodun to act fast on the matter.
Comrade Damilola Simeon Kehinde, Chairman, NANS, Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC) revealed this during a press conference held on Sunday in Abeokuta.
Comrade Kehinde hinted: “We call on His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on the need to make fundamental decisions as regard the educational sector.
“It is no gainsaying that the governor Abiodun has recorded landmark achievements in the educational sector since his emergence as governor of Ogun State. The serial interventions and progressive policy implementations are highly appreciated.
“However, it is critical that we call the attention of the governor to the vital shortcomings in the sector which if left uncorrected can circumvent the effectiveness of the academic sector.
“Chief among these shortcomings is the continuous and intentional negligence in constituting the Governing Council for Higher Institutions in the state. This is worrisome to say the least.
“Judicious administration, formulation of policies and stakeholders management are some of the advantages of a well grounded governing council.
“It then goes without saying that absence of this body has been robbing us of the aforementioned benefits and even more.
“Without delay, machinery must be put in place to see to the meritorious appointment and inauguration of governing council across our tertiary institutions.
“Your Excellency, it is overdue for a meeting between the students leadership and your excellency to take place.
“We acknowledge the great impacts of your Special Assistant on Students Matters, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez Amoo, but then, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun is our governor and there is limit to what the Special Assistant can do.
“We want the state government to quickly put plans in place for this all important meeting to hold so we can present the state of the Nigerian students directly to the governor.”