The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has announced its readiness to conduct elections for various leadership positions on Saturday August 27, 2022.
This was disclosed by NANS coordinator, South-West Zone D, Adegboye Emmanuel, on Wednesday in Abuja.
This development is coming amid Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike which began on February 14, 2022, and was extended on August 1, 2022, over the failure of the government to accede to the union’s demand.
The union is agitating for the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
“The elections will hold on Saturday,” Emannuel said.
Recall, that the soon-to-be outgoing President, Sunday Ashefon, was elected on December 4, 2020 during its national convention at the old parade ground, Abuja.
Asefon, a civil servant with the Ekiti State Government, got 155 votes to defeat his closest rival, Olushola Oladoja, who scored 100 votes.
The 45-year-old, reported to be a student of Ekiti State University, replaced Bamidele Akpan.
Despite the fact that the tenure of elective positions in the association was meant to last for one year, reports had it that lections were not conducted.
NANS is the national body of Nigerian students studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions and diaspora.