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Suspension of SUG Excos: NANS gives UNIBEN 72-hour ultimatum

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Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students, (NANS) Zone B, has given the administration of College of Benin, (UNIBEN) a-72-hour ultimatum, starting from thirtieth March, to reverse the suspension of the manager of College students Union Authorities Executives of the establishment or face a mass protest.

In an announcement entitled “an harm to 1, is an harm to all” the Coordinator, NANS zone B, Comrade Etinyene Friday Offongekpe made accessible to newsmen in Benin Metropolis.

Comrade Offongekpe mentioned suspending the SUG Executives mustn’t have been the primary choice however dialogue which has at all times been one of the simplest ways of fixing issues, stressing that NANS won’t relaxation till the problems surrounding the suspension are resolved.

“After correct session and consideration, the zonal management assured the wrongly suspended Govt of SUG, UNIBEN whole help and solidarity at the same time as we advise the administration to overview this determination and provides room for dialogue, failure to which, NANS will mobilise the zonal management and nationwide management to school of Benin till the Exco is reinstated.

“Whereas the administration ought to anticipate a mass motion in College of Benin if nothing is completed inside three days from right now thirtieth March, 2021”, he mentioned.

Management of NANS acquired the information of the purported suspension of a official elected College students Union Authorities of College of Benin, Edo State through telephone name from the SUG President’s, Comrade Benjamin Authur.

The coordinator, NANS zone B, mentioned the embattled SUG President informed him that the administration despatched the scholars parking from the college hostels as a result of the services can be used for the upcoming Nationwide Sports activities Pageant with out offering the scholars with an alternate lodging.

He mentioned the union’s president knowledgeable him that each one makes an attempt to succeed in the administration (VC) failed because the Dean gave them three explanation why the college’s Senate took the choice of suspending the elected union’s executives with an alternative choice to hand picked some college students to type a caretaker committee for the scholars actions within the college.

He referred to as on the UNIBEN union members, zonal executives and NANS comrade within the state to keep up establishment because the report has gotten to the zonal and nationwide management of NANS.

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The College of Benin (UNIBEN) earlier within the week, suspended the College students’ Union govt of the establishment and put in a caretaker committee as a substitute.

In an announcement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the establishment, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, the establishment’s Senate took the motion to forestall a breakdown of legislation and order following a deliberate protest by the College students Union physique in response to the shift within the college’s educational calendar.

“The Union had persistently engaged in subversive actions together with incitement of different college students to disobey lawful directions by the college authorities.

“That is regardless of concerted efforts by the administration, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, to offer their fundamental wants of water and electrical energy, in addition to enhanced infrastructure for studying.

“Consequently, the account of the Union has been suspended and their secretariat sealed. All members of the erstwhile Union executives are handy over their College students’ Union Identification Playing cards to the Chief Safety Officer of the college instantly.

“They’re additionally to vacate the privileged hostel lodging accorded them newest 6:00pm on Tuesday, thirtieth March, 2021,” the assertion added.

The college’s image-maker went on to reward majority of the scholars who’ve resisted makes an attempt by the Union executives to pull them into unwarranted agitations.

“The Senate needs the scholars the perfect of their on-going examinations and a restful break from the first of April, 2021, till their return to campus for the second semester on 18th April, 2021.”

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