Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Great Ife SU Parliamentarians Storm The National Assembly

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Great Ife Students Union Parliamentarians today visited the National Assembly ,31st October 2017 with over 30delegates.  The delegates led by the Speaker of the Parliament (Rt. Hon Falayi Temitope) stormed the National Assembly Complex   located in the Three Arm Zone of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

The visitation  spearheaded by the  Summit Committee headed by Hon. Olawuni Tobi A (Leveler) observed proceedings at the Upper and lower Chambers of the National Assembly(Senate and House of Representatives)..

During the Plenary session, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara recognized and welcomed Parliamentarians from Great Ife students representative council  with the Deputy Speaker , Hon. Yusuf Sulaiman Lasun  giving a special recognition to all delegates being an alumnus of the institution and thanked them all for the short visitation..

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency on the need for the visitation, the Speaker of the Great Ife Parliament, Rt. Hon. Falayi Temitope said the visitation is to  address major issues affecting the general masses of Nigerian students stressing the fact  that the educational sector has lost its course over the years and further urged   the Joint Session of the National Assembly, most importantly , the senate and House of Representative committees on Appropriation to see to the increase in the allocation sum for the educational sector to a minimum of 26% recommendation of the total budget by UNESCO which will bring an end to social and economic unrest among Staff Unions such as ASUU, NASU and Students’ Union

Furthermore, he added  that  a new trend has become the order of the day in campuses over the country as Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of Higher Institutions are being  dictatorial and tyrannical for Suspension and Expulsion of students who are on  peaceful demonstration of poor welfare condition and underfunding of the education sector and further  demanded  the unconditional reinstatement of all suspended and expelled students in all campuses with immediate effect .

The Delegates also visited some top dignitaries of the national assembly in their offices like the Senator representing Osun East Constituency, Senator  Christopher Omoworare Babajide who was met celebrating his birthday today, he  welcomed the delegation seeing them as one of his own.

However, while addressing the delegates  Senator Omoworare expressed his displeasure concerning the suspended students and promised he will try his best to get them reinstated.. He further advised the delegates to take their studies seriously  and added that the development of the agriculture/education sector and restructuring  remains the paramount step in developing the country.

To end the trip,the delegates have also being  booked to have an inter-parliamentary  sitting with the  Students Representative Council  at the University of Abuja , Gwagwalada,Federal Capital Territory tomorrow

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