Wednesday, 18 May 2016

NANS Renews Commitment Towards Mote's Reinstatement

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Joint Campus Committee, Oyo state axis has restated its commitment to see to the reinstatement of Tunji-Ekpeti Michael, a student of University of Ibadan who was rusticated.

In a Press Statement obtained by UI Peeps from the leadership of the association, signed by its Chairman, Comrade Toheeb Niniola, the leadership condemns in totality, the attempt by the managements of some tertiary institutions in the Oyo State to silent, oppress and victimize democratically elected Students’ Union Government Executives and Students on campuses through obnoxious anti-students policies and summary administrative quasi-judicial processes.

"we restate to condemn the victimization of Mr. Tunji-Ekpeti Michael, a 500level student of Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Ibadan who was rusticated for a semester for being part of a peaceful demonstration to demand for better living conditions of his fellow students.

"This, no doubt is an affront on our democratic principles and an assault on his constitutionally given rights. As expected, we rose to the occasion to defend the right of our colleague and we sincerely appreciate all efforts by concerned individuals, students, Alumni and Staff of the university to ensure the just reinstatement of Mr. Tunji-Ekpeti Michael.

"And we must warn that any attempt to intimidate and victimize Students or their leaders in Oyo state will be met with stiff resistance and corresponding Aluta forces".

In the mean time, the University Council is expected to hold a meeting today where the Vice Chancellor has said Mote's issue and interventions will be discussed.

Governing Council Meets Over Mote's Case
In a related development, the University Governing Council on Tuesday met to deliberate amongst many issues, Mote's case. According to an inside source, only the subcommittees of the Council have begun such meetings and sat on various issues in the institution (Mote's inclusive). These sub-committees would make certain recommendations to the Council on all the cases before it. Subsequently, the Council shall sit on Wednesday and Thursday to take final resolutions on this issue. This implies that the resolution on Mote's case would be passed on Thursday, 19th of May, 2016. The resumption date for the
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