Shun violence, NAAS president urges youths
By Kayode Olabanji
Nigerian youths have been urged to desist from any act of thuggery and hooliganism capable of undermining their future .
The newly elected President of the National Association of Akure Students (NAAS), Comrade Temidayo Omobamidagba gave the advice during the congress of the association held at the New Deji’s Palace Hall in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
According to him, youths are the leaders of tomorrow and as such should resist any attempt by disgruntled politicians to use and dump them, after achieving their political desires.
He told the students to go home and preach peace to others, adding that there can not be any development in an atmosphere of violence and unruly behaviour.
“Youths are the leaders of tomorrow, so, let us work towards that and not in a way that can destroy lives. Negative attitude ruins lives and reputations”,he maintained.
He also implored all Akure indigenes to come to the aid of the association, especially people that have served in different capacities in the association.
The president appreciated God and congressmen, for their support in moving NAAS forward, since he became the president of the association.
While expressing his concern on the issue of bursary delay raised by the members of the association, he promised to do something as soon as possible .
Reports were given from each local chapter while vital issues concerning the association were discussed at the congress.
During the Congress, the Senate arm of the association conducted elections, where the President, Oluwalade Babatunde from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and his deputy, Gabriel Adebobola from Adeyemi College of Education were returned unopposed.
Also, the position of clerk was contested between Omotosho Emmanuel, from College of Education Ikere-Ekiti, and Olajire Busayo, of Ero College Of Education. Omotosho however won the contest.
Participants at the Congress comprised of representatives from different schools in Nigeria including University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, School of Nursing ,Akure, College of Health Technology ,Akure, Obafemi Awolowo University ,Ile-Ife, Federal University of Technology, Akure, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti and Adeyemi College of Education Ondo among others.
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