By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Ogun State governor- elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun to convert the Model schools to vocational training centres.
Speaking at a Press conference held at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Iwe-Iroyin, Abeokuta, the NANS Public Relations Officer, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi said this action would help some unemployed graduates to acquire some vocational skills.
Adeyemi while congratulating the Governor – elect, also called on the incumbent Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to pay the backlog of bursary to the student indigenes of the state before leaving office, urging the governor-elect to do so if Amosun fails.
Adeyemi also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting free elections in Ogun State.
He said that the journey was really a tough one but we thank God for giving us a leader that will take us to the promised land.
He said “The battle was rough, the road was undulating, the incumbent governor, Governor Ibikunle Amosun intimidated many, denied many of the enabling environment but Nigerian students were resolute and recipient to deliver the students community to Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor elect of Ogun state,
“Now, Ogun people can sleep with eyes closed as we look forward to having a better Ogun State that we all dream of,
“We must appreciate the Independent National Electoral Commission for not playing to the gallery of Amosun adopted party in the state, the election that produced the governor elect of Ogun State was not just free and fair but satisfactory” he said.
He also called on the newly elected governor to set-up a monitoring committee to monitor every transaction of Amosun, check the state treasury in order to prevent draining it.
“However, we call on the governor elect to quickly set up a committee to monitor every transaction of the incumbent governor, check the state treasury to ensure that Governor Amosun did not further drain the state treasury,” he said.
Also, speaking on the issue of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Adéyemí said the body had met with the incoming governor and he had promised them that they would get comprehensive analysis of the problem and something would be done on that.
Adeyemi, also congratulated the newly elected governor of Oyo state, Engr Oluseyi Makinde, and urged him to find a solution to the issue of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), adding that the president of the students union of LAUTECH should be reinstated, otherwise there is going be a protest.