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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has thrown it weight behind Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo saying any plot to displace him from office will fail.
The Apex students body started this on Monday at a press briefing held at the Ogun state secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta, theState capital to address national issues in celebrating the 59th year of Nigeria’s independence.
Speaking though it spokesperson, Com. Azeez Adeyemi , the association described Osinbajo as God’s anointed who will overcome any plot targeted at unseating him as vice President.
The students who however expressed their loyalty to the Vice President also identified him as a factor for which the federal government still earn respect from people especially in the Southwest.
His words, “Although recently, the Vice President has been faced by some unseen power blocks who tried to test the stance of God in the life of the anointed, although, they met God firmly behind him, But for a face saving for the government, this planned evil acts has been described as false and we want to believe same.
“May use this opportunity to express our loyalty to the Vice President as he is clearly a major standing factor for which many are still respecting this government.
“For his giant strides especially at the times when the President is out of the country, we pass our vote of confidence on his Excellency, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and we remain firm with him against any odd.”
The students’ body who applauded the President Muhammadu Buhari for his initiative of locking up boarders with the view of making Nigeria self sufficient, also besiege the President to take a step further by placing a ban on foreign healthcare service, adding that the ban will propel development in Nigeria’s health sector.
“We however applaud the Federal government of Nigeria in its efforts to make Nigeria self dependent and self reliance nation. We appeal that a step should be taken further by ensuring that all our top government functionaries including the President are barred by the law from foreign medical treatment and should be treated here in Nigeria no matter the nature of their ailment so as to improve the standard of our medical facilities in the country.”
The students also berated the Central bank of Nigeria’s proposed policy on 7% charges on withdrawals beyond N500,000.
NANS holds that this attempt will only increase arm robbery in the country as the people might result in keeping their money in their houses .
“Meanwhile, NANS frown at the central bank’s policy of charging bank customers 7% on withdrawals above N500,000 , this policy is perceived to be geared toward impoverishing both average and poor Nigerians.
“Also, if this policy is allowed to scaled through, it will increase robbery cases as the people will find keeping money at homes as an alternative.”