Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
Chinonso Obasi, National President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has described dissolution of Students Union Governments (SUGs) by various school management in Nigeria whenever the students’ body err as a bad approach.
Obasi disclosed this in Abuja at the 2017 African Youth Day with the theme, ‘Harnessing ECOWAS Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth’.
He admitted that though SUG may err sometimes and thereby going against the school management, but noted that the school should engage the students rather than dissolving a platform that would prepare them for leadership.
Obasi noted that there is no way the youth of this country would be prepared for a leadership position if the school management continue to dissolve SUG and banning their activities in various schools whenever they are not on the same page.
He stated: “dissolving students Union Government in various higher institutions in Nigeria is not the best approach, rather they should engage then and teach then how to lead rather than disengaging them.”
Obasi stressed that the present administration is not encouraging youth in participating in governance considering the average age of the political appointees by President Muhammadu Buhari.