Posted: December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


More voices have risen in support of the just passed anti-homosexuality bill which forbids same sex marriage and also seeks to punish offenders and their accomplices. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), have joined in this light, applauding the national assembly over the passage of the anti-gay rights bill.

The students expressed their support for the bill in a communiqué issued after their National Prayer event, tagged “Nigerian Students Pray”, held in Makurdi with both Christian and moslems in attendance.

The students led by their National President, Comrade Adakole Ochai, have also appealed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to reconsider her position on the intended strike action while also calling on the government to take decisive steps at resolving the issue to avoid an industrial action by the union.
It also condemned the increase of school fees in the Lagos state University and other tertiary institutions as according to the association it is a deliberate attempt to exterminate the next generation.

“… is a deliberate attempt to exterminate the next generation. We wish to remind all stakeholders that; education is a right not a privilege”. It read in part.

The communiqué also adviced suspension of the proposed removal of fuel subsidy which according to them will only add value if production and fund management infrastructure were put in place. In addition, the students demanded that a blueprint of the utilization for the education fund, infrastructural development, power and health be drawn out.
The prayer event which had in attendance priests and Imams was held in Makurdi among other issues, pray for peace in the nation and the preservation as well as wisdom for the President, Goodluck Jonathan.

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