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By Olamide Abe
The National Association of University Students (NAUS) has inaugurated its first ever Campus Monitoring Committee for Ogun State on Tuesday, October 20th 2020.
PlatformTimes reports that the inauguration ceremony that ushered in the new student leaders took place at the NLC Secretariat, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The appointment of the 10-man executive council in Ogun State by the National Executive Council and the Senate follows the constitutional provisions in article 36 and 37, subsection 39 and 40 of the constitution of National Association of University Students (NAUS).
NAUS is the principal association of all university students in Nigeria and the Diaspora. The body describes itself as the defender and protector of the rights of all students in universities and other degree awarding institutions. It is also the highest decision-making body of all students studying in Nigeria’s higher institution of learning from the University Cadre.
The activities of NAUS are carried out within the framework of its constitution, these among other things are to advocate and ensure quality education in all Nigerian Universities, to collaborate with other organizations for socio-economic development in Nigeria and to constructively agitate for the welfarism of university students at all time.
The Campus Monitoring Committee (CMC) oversees the day-to-day running of the affairs of the association at the state level.
The newly Inaugrated Ogun state executives by the Deputy Senate President are: 1. Chairman; Akorede Afeez (OOU). 2. Vice Chairman; Edun Olubayo (FUNAAB). 3. Secretary General; Mabifa Ameerah (TASCE-OOU). 4. Deputy Secretary General; Ajayi Emanuel (NOUN). 5. Treasurer; Oyekanmi Aishat (FUNAAB). 6. Publicity Secretary; Faleti Olumide (TASUED). 7. Director of Sports and Social; Olawoyin Adewale (FUNAAB). 8. Director of Gender and Campus Affairs; Adenekan Olajumoke (UI FCE-ABK). 9. Ex-Officio I; Adebesin Omolade (OOU). 10. Ex-Officio II; Browne Precious (TASUED).
The inaugrator, Senator Asiwaju Abdulgafar Ajibowu, while congratulating them, charged the new leaders to act diligently and never to handle their office shabbily. In the same vein, he also tasked them to stand strong and function well in the capacity they’ve found themselves because the progress of the association should be their top priority without allowing personal prejudices to be at the forefront.
The event had in attendance personalities from various works of life. Notably among guests are those of the academia, politics and students’ unionism from across the entire States.
The Governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun, was represented by his Special Assistant on student’s matters, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez while the State’s Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Bankole, was represented by the Secretary of Medical and Health workers Union in Ogun State, Comrade Steve Modupe as a keynote speaker.
The immediate past NAUS Senate President, Comrade Falola Hameed Olasunkanmi was also in attendance as the second keynote speaker while the President of the Progressive Student’s Movement (PSM) and Presidential Aspirant for National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Okereafor Bestman gave the goodwill message.
The Chairman of NANS Ogun State Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Bamgbose Tomiwa also ceased the opportunity as a member of the Judicial Panel of investigation on alleged cases of Police brutalities against Ogun State citizens to ascertain his role as a juror.
Tomiwa invites and encourages all victims or families of victims of brutality by security agents within the state to come forward with their genuine complaints and grievances including evidence of these, so that the Government can prosecute dirty cops and also make recommendations on how to ensure that security agents no longer abuse the rights of citizens.