The National Leadership of the National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS), led by Nulassite Akinola Shasanya has distanced the union from the purported nationwide protest to hold on June 12.
The Lagos State students made their position known in a statement jointly signed by its President, Akinola Shasanya, Secretary General, Adam Edu and obtained by REPUBLICAN NIGERIA on Friday, June 11th in Lagos, Nigeria.
REPUBLICAN NIGERIA recalls that NULASS had earlier scheduled to join the protest on June 12 to decry the deteriorating security situation ravaging the country particularly the incessant abduction of students in Nigeria.
“A lot of Lagos indigenous students under our watch have fall victim of insecurity and kidnapping across the nation”.
“We can’t continue to watch our fellow students not feeling secured in the nation we call our father land due to the high level of insecurity among Lagos students schooling across the federation.” the union had earlier stated.
However, after several deliberations and appeal from different groups and high profile activists across the Federation, the union leadership has decided not to engage in the protest which it claimed will disrupt the activities of the Federation and be at the detriment of the lives of its members.
NULASS, charged government to secure properties of Lagos State Students schooling across the Federation and lives of its citizens, stressing that the sole responsibility of the government is to protect the Life and properties of citizens as stated in the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.
It also assured its members schooling across the Federation and local chapters that it will continue to fight for their interest.